Travel Blogs from San Jose, Costa Rica

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why must embassies be soooo anal...., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

why must embassies be soooo anal....

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

... been to the optometrist and had my glasses replaced - they were in my bag that was stolen a while ago - unlike most things in costa rica, they were extremely cheap! i think they have medical subsidies or similar - or vey low taxes. i've also set up this ...

Overnight in Hotel Pangea before flight, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Overnight in Hotel Pangea before flight

A travel blog entry by davidandem

Overnight in Hotel Pangea before ...

Retour à San José / Back to San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Retour à San José / Back to San Jose

A travel blog entry by siegfried_h.

San ...

Stranded in San Jose, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Stranded in San Jose

A travel blog entry by k._and_j.

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber San Jose- Costa Rica/  12.08. Costa Rica here we are... with high expectations and anticipation. We are excited to see your wildlife, ...

Eating Breakfast with a Parrot, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Eating Breakfast with a Parrot

A travel blog entry by adventuregirl

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... of the house a bit. One day Juanita and I pounded the pavement and walked all around Guadalupe and nearby San Pedro and the University of Costa Rica. Another night Alexandra, Flo and I meet up with some other volunteers and exchange students for a drink ...

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

Manelleadventures to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by amanda.gwillim

Tica bus TIME!!! Leaving San Salvador at 3am we will arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica around midnight to 1am a solid 20-22 hours on the bus! Wow! But the bus seems pretty good at 7am we got feed a burger with egg and sausage which was really unexpected and ...

Night before we picked up Mom, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Night before we picked up Mom

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

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Address, Moravia, Costa Rica travel blog

Address

A travel blog entry by bballbri44

... the smaller, the easier to get to me. However, I have seen a few semi-big ones come through. So send at your own risk! :) Briana Kassebaum Latin American Studies Program Apdo. 54-2070 Sabanilla, Montes de Oca San José, Costa Rica Central ...

Holy. Crap., San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Holy. Crap.

A travel blog entry by megusta

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... , our two taxis peeled away from each towards San Pedro Mall. Bad idea. With no form of communication available to us in Costa Rica other than facebook messages and yelling at each other from across streets, our two groups soon lost each other. Getting ...

Differences and Similarities, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Differences and Similarities

A travel blog entry by moppet77

... was highly unlikely that I would like anything else my students wanted me to try because there was clearly something seriously wrong with Costa Rican taste buds.  I mean, fruit are supposed to be SWEET, right?  Why eat an unripe, sour, bitter ...

First week and part of the second, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

First week and part of the second

A travel blog entry by bell.costarica

... off. But we have noticed if you talk to them and try to be friendly they will give you a better deal. Also no one in Costa Rica can drive worth crap. They dont care about the stop lights, lanes or anything. Last week I rode home from a bar with Tuto, ...

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

I decided that I needed a week off being a backpacker and some sleep! so I booked into the splurge recommendation in the lonely planet and slept for 3 days solid more or less.  Nice place with a TV in the rooms.  So not a lot of news except ...

Cerro Chirripo!, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Cerro Chirripo!

A travel blog entry by c4corey

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Jules and I are here in San Isidro, Costa Rica after a long, long............. long hike in Chirripo! When we arrived in San Gerardo (at the base of the trail) we were told by some local guys that we could reach the top in 4 hours if we were fast or 6 if ...

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose

A travel blog entry by frhetoric

... spent several hours walking around the national theater district. Our time waiting for the bus passed quickly until we discovered that Costa Rica does not observe daylight savings time and that extra hour of waiting was painful. We crossed the street from ...

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose

A travel blog entry by jstewart

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Creating this space to post photos of upcoming ...

Puerto Viejo to San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Puerto Viejo to San Jose

A travel blog entry by danfrerich

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... the hub for getting around to other parts of the country, specifically the pacific side which is my current destination. Coming into San Jose, you notice that almost every house, nice or not, has some combination of barb wire, electric fence and/or ...

I'm here!, Moravia, Costa Rica travel blog

I'm here!

A travel blog entry by bballbri44

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... Í've been gone FOREVER, but for the most part it feels like I'm so lost and don't know where I'm going. Probably because it's true! :) San Jose isn't as big as I thought it would be, but it's confusing enough. They have a LOT LOT LOT of buses that I ...

Old friends, great food, Alejuala, Costa Rica travel blog

Old friends, great food

A travel blog entry by incrediblelife

So here I am at my good friends house in Alejuala, just outside San Jose, Costa Rica.  It is so good to see them again... who knew when she moved to Costa Rica that I would see her not just once, but twice in a two year period.   The last few ...

With our heads in the clouds, Santa Elena/Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

With our heads in the clouds

A travel blog entry by smyth

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... and type of tourism that's going on here. It has suddenly became common for us to meet people who are only travelling within Costa Rica on vacation. Taking tours is the big thing in Santa Elena (and Monteverde) since this is where they do the zipline ...

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

Pit stop in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by krisraym

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... (those drivers are freakin nuts!--our cabi to the airport was driving 100km/hr in a 45km/hr zone--no joke!). 6) If I ever return to Costa Rica, I will head for the coast so fast, I won't even notice that I was ever in San Jose. On the brightside, I ...

How to kill a man with a pen, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

How to kill a man with a pen

A travel blog entry by azmarine

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We wake, pack, find a bank, buy tickets to San Jose, get fruit and pastry, and sit in the park for breakfast.  A man reeking of beer approaches and begs for money for "coffee".  We say no but he persists and wants to know why.  We hold firm ...

Pura Vida!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida!

A travel blog entry by loganandkatie

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... a nightmare, we would have been fine, which is something we'll have to remember for our many future border crossings... The Costa Rican capital of San Jose reminded Logan and I a lot of San Francisco.  It's really hilly, and it's definitely a ...

Piñatas and ant infestations, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Piñatas and ant infestations

A travel blog entry by morganfay

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... of Coke; kids go nuts over soda here. After lunch (which lasted about 2 hours) we parted ways, and we three gringos went into San José so Elizabeth could do some final shopping. It was a long afternoon, and we stuck close to our schedule. I snagged a ...

San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose

A travel blog entry by leprefrog

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... , is actually from Saarbrück, (not far from where I was born, but on the German side) and has been living in Costa Rica for the past 3 years. He was really excited to meet a neighbour. He is really really friendly and enthusiastic. I love him. ...

Rio Chirripo Valley, San Gerardo de Rivas, Costa Rica travel blog

Rio Chirripo Valley

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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Chirripo Mountain is the highest peak in Costa Rica. San Gerardo de Rivas, a small town of 500 people, is one base for those hoping to make the climb. I figured it was a good place to spend Holy Week, the day before Good Friday and Good Friday, during ...

Chicago Has a Soccer Team?, Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Chicago Has a Soccer Team?

A travel blog entry by moppet77

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... Central America was the home of animals as exotic as raccoons and possums??? I was also pleasantly surprised that someone from Costa Rica stumbled across my blog and posted a very nice comment--although I had not expected anyone other than friends or ...

We've arrived in San Jose!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

We've arrived in San Jose!

A travel blog entry by lindseyj

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Today we officially arrived in Costa Rica and already it has been a pretty fun adventure! Yesterday was filled with last minute errands, packing, and trying to catch up on sleep after a late Thursday out at Readymix. Then, it was off to the airport ...

Another night in San José, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Another night in San José

A travel blog entry by chrisser71

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... wonderfully Irish girl, with this Gaelic name that was impossible to pronounce and remember. She had also booked her trip through Costa Rica Trails. However, she was pretty tired after having partied all night with some other people she met in Montezuma, ...

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

Back to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jimstephkrueger

Back to Costa ...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A travel blog entry by krisandmarilyn

... the Coffee Plantation with Hans. 11. Q)BEST WEATHER? A)Argentina 12. Q)CHEAPEST COUNTRY? A)Bolivia 13. Q)MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY A)Costa Rica followed closely by Chile 14. Q)WHAT DO WE MISS ALREADY? A) MAGE, Munchi´s ice cream in ...

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