Travel Blogs from San Jose
Monday 30 December 2013 Today we were picked up from our hotel at 8:30am for our white water rafting trip down to San Jose. We would travel around 90 mins to the rafting point. Or group of 9 were split up and we ended up with Mike and myself, Anina and Katharina, Alyce and Zoe on our raft with our guide Carlos. There was a safety briefing and then …
Monday 16th December (Beethoven's birthday)
Left La Fortuna on a public bus at 12 and passed through some great countryside. Coffee for as far as the eye could see in all directions.
San Jose is the capital city of Costa Rica. As soon as we turned off the pan American we hit traffic jams and smelly lorries....and MacDonald's, …
... frustrated is an obvious understatement!! Thankfully we happened upon a kind, competent airline worker. AND thankfully all our flights from Panama back through to San Jose had been with the same airline. She actually pulled us out of line, canceled our Houston to BR flight and the NOLA to Houston flight, AND put us on a flight to San Jose THAT night. A stoke of luck for us. This took her all of 15 minutes! We gave her big hugs and ran flat out to catch our plane. ...
... but the second one of the guys walked into the store with an open beer he was quickly told to go back outside. We finally made it to the bar which had two rooms, one with a live band that was really fun and another playing popular dance music. The room with the live band was packed and hot so we had to alternate between the two. We stayed out until very late and said our goodbyes. I got to bed with only 2 hours left before the alarm was to go off... It was a fun night ...
... the 1890s. Unfortunately the artist painted the scene without ever seeing the place he was painting, so it is famous mostly for its mistakes--such as the supposedly Costa Rican people who look a lot more like Northern Italians. Nowadays copies of the bill are sold as souvenirs by street vendors for $1 (5 colones is worth a fraction of a cent).
The National Theatre was ...
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Nice place. Reasonable rates. VERY helpful staff. Great location.
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