Travel Blogs from San Antonio De Belen
... into a monoculture, creates dangerous mosquito blooms through its standing water, pollutes rivers with chemicals, and is very profitable, meaning that business is booming here in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the 2nd highest user of pesticides worldwide, and uses pesticides that have long been made illegal in the US. Costa Rica also, maybe coincidentally, experiences abnormally high rates of cancer. I’ve talked with many workers on ...
Rather than take a bus to San Jose, we opted for the faster, more comfortable mini van. It was more expensive, but much more relaxing, and it dropped us off right in front of the hostel. This place is about 6 blocks from the center of town, and after checking in, we took a brief walk around. First impressions are that it is a bit dirty and noisy, but it does have its pedestrian streets and some impressive buildings. San Jose, to us, is ...
... asked a few locals where the bus station was. Most gave me vague or very general directions, none of which panned out. The areas around the bus stations are almost always the worst parts of town. So we finally grabbed a cab who dropped us there. We decided to walk back even though we were in a rough area. Thankfully, in San Jose, there are at least two cops on every corner. I had never seen so many cops in my life. On the larger blocks, there would be two cops ...
Ever have one of those weeks that just makes you wanna scream!? I think Haley and I can both agree that this has been one of those weeks! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! It all started on Monday afternoon. Haley, Mallory, and I decided to venture to downtown San Jose to find a new camera, as Haley's broke in Tamarindo. As we walked downtown, we found a nice little shop that sold cameras for a reasonable price. Haley actually ended up getting the same camera as me. Sometimes I swear we ...
... roads are usually rock gravel, pitted and pot-holed. Beyond that…it’s a breeze. Currently, gas costs about $5.00/gallon.
What are the people like? The people are family oriented and hard working. They are clean and kind. They seem a bit wary of all of this tourism, but at the same time realize that much of their income and chance to improve their quality of life are tied into tourism, either directly ...
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