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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Milvia San Jose
Nice large rooms, lots of original artwork on the walls, free wifi, hot water for showers. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely come back.
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...but we finally arrived in sunny San Pedro, a suburb of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. We had a 7 hour layover in LA and boy does that airport suck. SeaTac is way more interesting to hang out in for a long layover.
Dave and I decided to be adventurous and take the public buses to get to our hotel from the airport, even though …
... measurements... you may have guessed I have not tried the taxi unaided yet- That's WAY too big... I could literally end up anywhere. Not only that, apparently, they also still using landmark references of ones that no longer exist!! For example the old mango tree by.....- blah blah blah- how the hell would anyone know that unless you have lived for all time and were a mango on that one bloody tree? So.. taxis are a challenge yet to be conquered.
The events so far on morning 1 of Costa Rica are as follows: No toilet roll- no papel Hygienico -always an excellent start..
Realised I had lost the key to one of the locks on my suitcase- the one with mainly my clothes and shoes in so yesterday morning thought I would have to rock up to my new school to meet the new Head in nothing but my Kings' school jacket and pants!- No jokes! So have had to ask reception ...
... I stayed up for a while talking to Luis and then settled onto my air-mattress in his living room. I was giggling again, this time thinking 'how the hell did I end up here'.
The next day I had to be up and out while Luis went to work. I found a Subway and realized as soon as I ordered my cafe negro that I had run out of Spanish and knew nothing more. When the cashier told me how much my coffee was I stared at her with ...
3am wake up call leads us onto a 4am bus back to Playo Carillo (the only tickets left!!). However, this turns out to be the biggest blessing in disguise. We hike down the dirt path from our hostel with all our bags and wait by the crocodile bridge for the bus. Yami, Anna, the two of us as well as another sweet 8 year old named Sofie are heading back to San Jose, the capital city. Sofie's parents own the Hola Jungla restaurant in Playo ...