Costa Rican Capital

Trip Start Nov 16, 2009
Trip End Apr 16, 2010

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Saturday, March 13, 2010

We made our way to the San Jose via a local bus, for the 4 hour ride (cost $3.00).  Bus travel seems to be the only thing in this country that is cheap. As is standard Darcy looks after the bags, I look for a place to stay.  Found a nice place with a good location near the central park area.

We spent a few days doing the standard "tourist sites" Jade Museum, National Theater, walking down the central shopping area (Central Ave). I think the highlight for us was the National Theater of Costa Rica (Spanish: Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica). Construction began in 1891, and it opened to the public on October 21, 1897.  The building is considered the finest historical building in the capital and is known for its exquisite interior with lavish furnishings.  You can see from the pictures some of the great paintings inside.  The building has some of the same look and feel to us of the National Theater in Manaus, Brazil that we saw in our first Odyssey.

We were lucky on our timing, for just the week before we were told by our guide it was "closed due to the United States of America's Secretary of State Hilary Clinton- state visit to Costa Rica." 

Some of the other pictures were taken on our walk around town, which included interesting street pictures.
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So glad you're still enjoying your trip. Enjoy enough for us too!!

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