What I've learned
Trip Start Aug 30, 2007
14Trip End Jun 30, 2008
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The rain is fierce. It comes down like a power shower, starting at 3.30 pm and continuing all evening. I haven't yet figured out what you're meant to do in the afternoons, but the mornings are divine. The sky is blue and the sun is just hot enough for my 'delicate' complexion, All this rain and sunshine makes San Jose a green city. The stories we heard before arriving were mostly bad, and I suppose if you are here to make a holiday then, no, you wouldn't linger, but I think the place has a deal of charm. Traffic aside. The main roads are insane - caught in the torrents of rain yesterday it took us 20 minutes to brave it across eight lanes of speeding traffic - but I think we can avoid the worst.
What else? No one tries to speak English to us, which is excellent but so far I'm frustrated that I meet most people with a blank look. The intensive Spanish course starts on Monday, so in a few weeks I hope to report a different story!
No photos yet... we've just been taking it in with our eyes so far... but will upload soon. We plan to hire a car and head to the coast next weekend for a holiday (before work and study begins on 17th September) so will bring stories and pics of real Costa Rica back from that trip.
Our love to everyone at home reading this. I miss people very much, but know that I'll get used to being here, and you'll get used to me not being there, very soon.
Hans, Thomp, Spanner (and Christopher) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx