No one said Spanish School would be easy.
Trip Start Nov 05, 2005
37Trip End Jan 04, 2006
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Jan (Yan) from school, took me downtown this afternoon (just another big, crowded city). He gave me a crash course on what to do in an earthquake! He says there is a tremor once a month so maybe I'll get to experience that while I'm here! He also put me on a bus home.... all by myself. To pay for the ride, you don't just drop your coins into an auto counter - you hand your money to the drive who then puts it in a wooden box with all the spots for each coin and he will hand you change back if needed
My observations in Costa Rica so far... some weird; some just different:
- there's a security guard at Levi's office building with a GUN -- por qué? Didn't know that denim needed that much protection.
- Costa Rica is not that into sidewalks either (same as Guatemala).
- People don't walk facing the traffic. They walk wherever it's convenient for them but I'm always reminded that cars won't stop or slow down for pedestrians. Crazy!
- San Jose also has a Hooters restaurant! (yes, it's true, Robbie)
- People will sell all kinds of stuff (oranges, peppers, trinquets) in the middle of a 2 lane street. They just walk in between the traffic and when the traffic slows when trying to enter the 'roundabout', they will try selling you a bag of oranges!!
What do I miss from back home? My soft bed, hot shower EVERY TIME and Pete's Peanut Pub (not necessarily in that order).