San Jose Downtown
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSan Jose Downtown
The downtown is not in a friendly neighbourhood, there were a dozen policemen doing a drugs bust when I arrived.
I did not leave the hotel.The hotel it self is not one of the best Best westerns, it´s old and needs knocking down and moving out of the town centre.
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... cheese, fried sweet plantains (relatives of bananas) and meat, including fresh caught seafood.
Popular drinks are coffee, fruit juices and sodas.
Costa Rican food is: Healthy, filling and tasty! It is fresh and locally grown. It is simple, wholesome and full of nutrition.
Costa Ricans love their food.
... We excitedly confirmed, so he coaxed a feisty female first onto Rufio’s arm then mine. He spent the next few minutes teaching us about the three toucan species, before slyly placing the toucan onto the tip box. We dropped in two dollars, thanked him and moved along. We visited the parrots next, then the beautiful butterfly garden which featured every life stage of the pretty bugs. Rufio was beginning to get hungry, so we decided to try the ...
... after. Whilst I'd relished the exercise, my ankle hadn't appreciated the added weight of big bags of gravel and I was restricted to housekeeping duties for the last couple of days. On the up side it did mean I got to see a fair bit of one our neighbours...an oso perezoso (my favourite Spanish word), literally translating as lazy bear. We nicknamed our resident sloth Barry and he lived in trees near to our camp for a full five days. The first day he was spotted there was ...
... maintenance is called vampirazo which is where a stake is driven through the stem of the plant to kill it! Bananas should arrive at the destination completely green. When they reach the destination they will be put in ripening rooms where cold air (14 degrees) that contains 300ppm ethylene will be circulated. By day 6/7 after this process has begun the bananas should be around colour 3 (see photo). Supermarkets want to buy bananas that are around colours 3/4 and ...
I can't believe the time has come for home stays to end! I've had so much fun living in San Jose that it makes me wish I could spend more time here.
-our local friends (the adorable puppies we said Hi to every day)
-friends at CRLA
-the best professor ever, Gabi
-mi mama Tica: the best cook ever!
-the best cab driver in the world: Johnny
-Johnny II at our favorite cafe (don't know his ...