Travel Blogs from San Jose, Costa Rica

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Oh!  Cool Air!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Oh! Cool Air!

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... Jose yesterday. Actually, we had to take a bus back to the dreaded Puerto Limon first, then catch a bus to San Jose. It seems like Costa Rica has a less user-friendly bus system than Mexico, or even Panama. We are staying at the Hostel Pangea. It is ...

Not much to say about San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Not much to say about San Jose

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... try to hold the cookies, I'll go for some grapes and fruit! No I'm serious, no cookies! When the bus finally arrive in Costa Rica it's 2am Panama time which turned out to be 1am Costa Rica time. I spent ten minutes haggling with taxi drivers. ...

Merrily We Roll Along, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Merrily We Roll Along

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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I wrote a very long and inspiring entry, really it was very good if I do say so myself, and as I was sending it, the internet went dead. So itīs gone now, lost to the internet gods.  I will write another one at some point, and maybe it will be even ...

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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FORECAST FOR TODAY: RAIN So when I came to Costa Rica, I knew I would be hitting their rainy season. What I didn't know is that when they say it rains every day, guess what, it rains every day! I have been here for three weeks and have yet to see a ...

My First Cup of Agua Dulce, San Antonio de Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

My First Cup of Agua Dulce

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... but she also invited me to her church. While at an event, I made so many friends, that it really feels like I've been in Costa Rica longer than just a few weeks. At this event, I met Lucy and Anya, from the neighboring town of San Antonio de Escazu. They ...

Ants on Steroids, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Ants on Steroids

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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OUR FIRST HIKE Once we got settled in, Caro and I set about the challenging task of going for a hike in the surrounding area. Just imagine uphill and downhill were the only directions - not 5 feet of flat land to speak of!! It was worth it though, ...

No Sloths at the Holiday Inn, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

No Sloths at the Holiday Inn

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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We headed straight for San Jose in Costa Rica in hope of getting our digital camera repaired at the Canon shop. We think its been damaged by the heat and humidity of Nicaragua. Getting off the bus in San Jose we realised some lovely person had picked ...

Moving into a writer's paradise, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Moving into a writer's paradise

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the paradise I'm living in now, I must take a few minutes and share a revelation I had while staying at an extremely cheap hostal in San Jose. They advertise as a B&B, but at $15 a night, $20 with a private bathroom, you really can't expect much. I ...

Pit stop in San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Pit stop in San Jose

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Connecting bus down to Panama ...

The hills are alive with the sound of music..., Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

The hills are alive with the sound of music...

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... night before, we met Eider, a friendly Boston resident who had just come back from visiting his family in Chapinlandia. He was in Costa Rica for a few days and hung out with us on Saturday. We decided to hike the beautiful green mountain that neighbors my ...

In Case I Forgot I was in Costa Rica..., La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

In Case I Forgot I was in Costa Rica...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... and the bus riders.  In La Estrella there are the walkers and the horse riders.   It was a special day in Costa Rica on Wednesday, which always means that at 10 am we all head over to the salon for a special activo civico.  ...

Snapshots, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

Snapshots

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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Yesterday someone told me that I look a lot better now that I've gotten fatter.  I know it was meant as a compliment, but I still wanted to cry.  And of course, when he realized that what he had said was upsetting, though he couldn't understand ...

Pura Vida, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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San Jose, Costa Rica...I am back in the modern western world ... a place where you can flush the toilet paper, get a hot shower (my first since leaving El Salvador on June 13, not that I'm keeping track or anything) and all the choices of fast food ...

Paid to Play Episode 1:  The One Where I Get a Job, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Paid to Play Episode 1: The One Where I Get a Job

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... , and finishing a tough day at the local disco tech.  So I am officially hard at work now....just like you. In San Jose, Costa Rica, I learned a bunch of office and computer stuff and got to meet the visionary CEO of the company.   Next up, ...

The Costa Rican Canopy, Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica travel blog

The Costa Rican Canopy

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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The Toronto Star TRAVEL Saturday, October 2, 1999 My Costa Rica tour - at treetop height Readers' Tales IT WAS 8 p.m. as I approached the giant Kapok tree where I was about to embark on my 11-tree canopy tour through Rincon de la Vieja forest in Costa ...

Back to Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... and back to Costa Rica. We take a chicken bus to the border and at the border a TICA bus to San Jose... In a way it's like coming home again. Wauw! Costa Rica is so clean! Even San José, which when I saw it for the first time, appeared like a dirty, ...

This is why Iīm here..., La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

This is why Iīm here...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... Johnny and Ivan itīs really too late.  Their fates were mapped out for them long before I ever even thought about coming to Costa Rica.  But when I look at the others, I feel that Iīm racing against time.  If they know English well enough ...

Taking a break from solo traveling!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Taking a break from solo traveling!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the way to travel! We sucked the life out of the free wireless internet, muffins and hot chocolate. ARRIVING IN SAN JOSE My first impression of Costa Rica as the plane was pulling in, was how green and lush it was, with beautiful mountains visible in ...

San Jose - Chilling Out, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose - Chilling Out

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... in before strolling around the city and having a leisurely breakfast (or more correctly brunch) at the Cafe Parisien in the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. We then paid a quick visit to the opulent National Theatre where we hoped, as it turned out in vain, that we ...

My First Dance, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

My First Dance

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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You couldnīt have asked for a better night.  It was warmer than itīs ever been and it hadnīt rained in four days!!!  As we finished getting ready and took some pictures, we could hear the band warming up.  I was almost giddy with ...

Goodbyes are Never Easy, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Goodbyes are Never Easy

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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LAST WALK TO THE TOWN STORE That morning, Caro and I were up early. Even though her airport pick up was before noon, we were able to squeeze in a killer hike to the town store, our last walk together, before 10 o'clock. These friendly neighborhood ...

A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... . I decided to join a neighbor on a city tour and discovered beautiful hidden gems like local parks full of history, an understated cathedral not to be judged by its outsides, the first mall of Costa Rica, the elegant Teatro Nacional and much, much ...

How do we end up where we are?, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

How do we end up where we are?

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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As I bumped along my dirt road to civilization, trying not to focus on the overpowering scent of the three different kinds of cologne that seem to be the only ones that Cost Rican men wear, my thoughts were flying.  My family had left Monday after a ...

Exploring the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica, Escazu, Costa Rica travel blog

Exploring the Beverly Hills of Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... nice replacement!! After a short 10 minute cab ride with Paco (remember him?), I was at the Multiplaza of Escazu, Costa Rica's biggest mall.  The mall really had everything I could ever need and the prices weren't as expensive as I ...

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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SAYING GOOD-BYE IS NEVER AN EASY THING... My mom's visit to Costa Rica was amazing. We packed so much into 7 days! We visited 4 out of 7 Costa Rican provinces and 2 countries in Central America in less than 1 week! On her last day, we took it easy and ...

on and on the rain will fall (Costa Rica), San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

on and on the rain will fall (Costa Rica)

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... out at night plus I had to be up very early the next day so I just stayed in at the hostel (another wild and crazy night). Costa Rica really is a beautiful country even with all the rain. If I ever do make it back to Costa Rica, it won't be during the ...

Belated Prologue, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Belated Prologue

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... entry is to introduce ourselves and our purpose...a mission statement, so to speak. Chantra: leo/21/ASU grad has been in Costa Rica for 9 months working at a Sports book...pretty much Slave labor...Kiley: capricorn/22/SMS grad recently left real estate ...

Steve's back....., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Steve's back.....

A travel blog entry by missouri

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....from the Mediterranean a little earlier than he planned due to irreconcilable differences with his boss...and armed with an entire surf bag full of illegal rare plants to put on his property. I still have no idea how he made it past customs b/c they ...

The visitor, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

The visitor

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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I picked up a jet lagged Nele at the airport. Now, after a good night's sleep and a great breakfast, we are ready to start our 2 week round trip in Costa ...

Crack Whores and a Crazy old man, Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Crack Whores and a Crazy old man

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... by 9:30, which is when we are supposed to meet Jamison at Cafe Milagro. Turns out, it took us 2 hours to even get out of San Jose, so we ended up there at about midnight, so it took us 6 hours instead of 4 1/2... We met this guy Tony who supposedly ...

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