Starting to Stop.

Trip Start Oct 18, 2013
Trip End Nov 04, 2013

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oh what a sleep!

Coffee on our wee garden patio to start the schedule, no plans....whatever will be will be - how different.

Breakfast at 10:30 a.m.!  in the restaurant patio - sunny and heavenly!  Humidity is so different than India where you melted into a puddle with any exertion.  Here it just feels like a nice warm day.

Off to see an artisan market but found it to be quite "the usual"except for Tshirts for Z and J - frogs of course!

Curious that these countries always seem to have great shoe stores!! Pleased that our hotel offered to keep any luggage (shoes - heh) that we didn't want to carry with us for the rest of the journey.  That made the decision for each of us to buy pretty cool leather boots for Whistler, easy!  Mine are made by Caterpillar!  Poppa would like that - heh.

Lunch in Central San Jose.  Nothing remarkable about this city, but we are glad we booked 2 nights here to begin the process of stopping!  The heat seems to do that nicely.  Pleasant temperature - warm but not so hot I can't move.

Feet up time now then off to a Cuban restaurant just for a different experience for dinner.

Dark at 5 pm and the tropical rains pound down like crazy!!  Cozy and comfy chilling inside!

Wow what a pace!! 

So the day ended rather "eventfully"!  We decided to walk to Machu Picchu restaurant – one of two recommended by the concierge “only a few blocks away” so, in the warm rain shower, off we went.  Hmm, concerning – each KFC or Subway we passed had an armed guard – Bevin was not feeling very comfortable.  And of course, the restaurant was closed.  I'd had it!  Back to comfortable hotel please!! but Rich wanted to persevere so we continued on to restaurant # 2 – rather wet, B troubled by surroundings and frickin’ armed guards BUT! One just has to take risks in life sometimes – the next restaurant was a true local’s gem!  The Bodeguita del Medio – home (well actually the original B del M in Havana) of the mojito and they were nice and light and yummy -Live music, actually Cuban food which was just ok but the ambience and people were great fun.   We made our mark on the wall – wondering if anyone will ever come to this restaurant and find our names there – heh.  Rain had stopped so we trotted home safely, washed the mud off feet and shoes –heh – a good time and adventure had by each! 

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