Travel Blogs from San Jose, Costa Rica

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Being an illegal immigrant, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Being an illegal immigrant

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... had this side door for the fire escape open, I guess incase we had to use that to leave....Anyway just another day in Costa Rica....hahah also kinda scary my friends Meg and Brian picked up there friends from the airport, then took off for Tamarindo, on ...

Hey Brian iz ya birthday , we gonna party like..., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Hey Brian iz ya birthday , we gonna party like...

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Dinner party at Phils house and on to Roots(Reggae bar in San Pedro), to finish the ...

Pacific: Ghetto buses, sunrises, Dustin, an Se Van, Jaco/Mal Pais, Costa Rica travel blog

Pacific: Ghetto buses, sunrises, Dustin, an Se Van

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... supposed to meet chant...but he doesn't let me out of the car without a thorough warning(this is quite possibly the shadiest place in San Jose). So, I get out and head for the ticket office where he informs me that the last bus to Jaco is full....oh ...

June 16,17:Chicken Slaughter/Costa Massage, San Carlos, Costa Rica travel blog

June 16,17:Chicken Slaughter/Costa Massage

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... to repeat. Then, it's lunch and siesta before Saray comes...she is the lady who I'll be staying with for the next few days(incidently, she speaks no english). Then, Saray and I take off to get a little costa massage from Dahube...not bad for $10 an ...

Bastille Day....God Bless the French!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Bastille Day....God Bless the French!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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At about 5:30pm it is brought to my attention that it's Bastille Day...so I skip yoga and we decide to have a little dinner party! Long story short: tons of French cheese, wine, bread, etc. No worries, dad, we didn't pay homage to the French...just ...

cows and skateboarding, San jose, Costa Rica travel blog

cows and skateboarding

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I headed to the well advertised around central America Tranquilo backpackers in San Jose. The place was packed and looked scruffy.. I think this place is a joke a hope any traveller reading this avoids it and crosses the road to the cleaner and mellowed ...

End of the Line, San JosÚ, Costa Rica travel blog

End of the Line

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... to the hospital for some blood tests and another checkup. After getting the all clear we spent a couple of hours walking around San Jose but nothing was really very captivating. Seeing as there was nothing more to do in town we decided to plan where ...

Costa Rica now, Tilaran, San Jose and Tortugero land of Turtles...., Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica now

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... at the final destination at 4:00pm). We finally reached "Tilaran", a small town in the hills surrounding "Laguna Arenal" (in Costa Rica). What a refreshing environment, as at last we have got some cooler weather, but still with a lot of humidity!!! ...

Dinner party with nerds and on to Bar Nashville, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Dinner party with nerds and on to Bar Nashville

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... off to Bar Nashville for Mike and Jens (my old roomies for 8 months) going away party. Bar Nashville is this rustic bar in Downtown San jose near the Holiday Inn it has the greatest juke box. I found it along time ago and took Jen there one day on our ...

Surprise!!!!!!!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Surprise!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Chale and I sit at the embassy for about 3 hours trying to get another passport ordered for me...turned out to be a reunion of sorts because several of the people in there were people that Chant and I had met before at the beach. Everyone is sitting in ...

Sore bums, surfing, swimming..and more cops, Puerta Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Sore bums, surfing, swimming..and more cops

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... get out of it. Unfortunately, a few of the other people were not so lucky. FYI: do not get on the bus from Puerta Viejo to San Jose if you are without passport b/c they check every bus, every day. The bus home was not so fun this time because both of our ...

Our parents will be so proud......., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Our parents will be so proud.......

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... blaze, you can still expect the weekend benders....and I'm sure a couple of weekday ones, as well ;)...and we'll keep posting the embarrassing pics to prove it! So wish us luck as we begin the count down to saving money..and venturing out of ...

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Felt my (chaney) second earthquake in 9 months, it's weird how everyone is just like "Op an ...

Live Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Partying + La Caribe, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Live Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Partying + La Caribe

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We spent 8 days in Costa Rica, which felt like a bit of a rush but we still managed to do and see quite a lot. The first 2 days we spent in La Fortuna a town which is near Volcan Arenal in the north of Costa Rica. We took a tour ($20) that involved going ...

Climbing Chirripo:36 hours of hell!, San Gerardo, Costa Rica travel blog

Climbing Chirripo:36 hours of hell!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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...We start off very happy, determined and excited! Our hostel told us it was only a short walk to the entrance of the park...turned out to be 1.5 K at a 45 degree incline, but I┤m sure that┤s a short walk in someones book...nonetheless, we officially ...

The longest bus ride, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

The longest bus ride

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... some kind of traffic jam-road work that made us sit in the road for about 3 hours. The border was also horrendous because Costa Rica makes everyone do their own passport stamping, which is probably a good idea, but makes for a two hour customs ...

Look who came to visit....., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Look who came to visit.....

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Turns out it's Dustin(friend we met in Mal Pais) passing through town and back to CT. Recap of one crazy day in San Jose: went to Blue Marlin for a drink(bar inside of Hotel Del Rey) Little tip for any body bringing a family down here: do not stay in the ...

Do you know the way.........., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Do you know the way..........

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... I┤ll hit a salsa club. So for the last week I have been staying at a place called Hostel Pangea near the center of San Jose. The city is a lot smaller than I expected and it only takes 10 mins to talk into Avenue Central and the main attractions. The ...

Cuartel, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Cuartel

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Facials, Flamenco, and Pole dancing...., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Facials, Flamenco, and Pole dancing....

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Today, Judy and I spent an hour and a half looking for the Alfaro bus station(literally, everyone we asked told us a diff direction). Finally, we find it tucked away in the back of a little soda, and I get tics for the bus tomorrow(Tamarindo). Then, ...

BOS Party: Foam Party and Naked Twister, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

BOS Party: Foam Party and Naked Twister

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Of course BOS decides at the last minute that they are going to go on with the party in August giving us all but 3 weeks to plan, invite, and get this shin-dig together. To say the least it was a bit of a cluster fu!*....but it did make things a bit more ...

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

........to San Jose

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... man, glad I shared probably my worst hangover ever with you on that volcano. kjersti (nice shoes) good to see you again in San Jose. Ado, Callum and Duffers - I don┤t think my liver will manage another evening with you lot, oh fuck it, looking ...

El Pueblo and the tico thief, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

El Pueblo and the tico thief

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... care....WE LOVE YOU AND CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR HELP! (Kiley) Yes. I have officially had my first bad costa experience. I've heard the stories...and laughed from a safe distance...but no more...and now have officially joined the ranks with ...

Getting our head out of the clouds (w/ p.u.), San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Getting our head out of the clouds (w/ p.u.)

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... clad girl acting/dancing a religious play in the central park to the balcony bar with painful drink concoctions containing only liquor, San Isidro captivated us. In fact we almost lost our Kiwi sidekick Darius to the beautiful women of San Isidro. But ...

Another Earthquake, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Another Earthquake

A travel blog entry by missouri

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It was about noon....I had just got home and crashed on the couch with a book, when all of the sudden, our building starts to shake....scared the shit out of me. They can call them "tremors" if they want, but as far as I'm concerned its a full-on ...

Chant meets the devil, Kiley meets the britts!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Chant meets the devil, Kiley meets the britts!

A travel blog entry by missouri

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... (scott, matt,kev, isabel,allissa and alissa's sister,kiley and I and the two kids sophi and liam) is making an outing at Costa's finest theme park "Parque Diversiones"...or, maybe the only theme park...but fun, notheless. So, we decide to tag along...we ...

Rafting with Rodrigo, Pacuare River, Costa Rica travel blog

Rafting with Rodrigo

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... the slower parts, he kept it interesting by randomly picking Chantra or I up and throwing us in, only to retrieve us later by throwing us in the bottom of the boat like fish. All in all, very fun trip that I would recommend to anyone visiting Costa ...

Farewell to Jorge, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Farewell to Jorge

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...we lose a roomate to the Dominican ...

Do You Know The Way To San JosÚ?, San JosÚ, Costa Rica travel blog

Do You Know The Way To San JosÚ?

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... really. He wanted to get a flight to New York from Managua but having talked it over we decided to try our luck from San Jose, Costa Rica instead as it was likely to be cheaper. I'd figure out what I'd do when we got there. At 7am Dave was released ...

San Jose, Costa Rica 8th Nov - 10th Nov, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose, Costa Rica 8th Nov - 10th Nov

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... a long time! Proper big busses everywhere, traffic lights, big buildings, high street shops. It took a while to get used to! Costa Rica is a more expensive than other countries in Central America, and the city here is much more modern. We walked around ...

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