Cows and skateboarding
Trip Start Oct 01, 2006
173Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
across the road from tranquillas backpackers
After being surrounded by jungle and farmland on a river for the past 10 days San Jose felt very modern and clean, with all the capitalistic consumerism you can take.. I loaded up on McDonalds, window shopping and getting applications and songs for my iPod touch. There was an outside art exhibition all over the city consisting of a couple of hundred full size cow statues that had been painted or remodeled to the artists wishes, some were cut, painted, added to and one remodeled to replicate a stripper on a pole..
San Jose has the best skatepark i'd been to in Central America, called Arenas.. It is quite centrally located and is an indoor wooden type with skateshop and refreshment bar, you have to wear a helmet though whilst skating though. I spent a few days there and didn't want to leave until I was fully exhausted and ready to drop down.. I met a young 8yr old skater called James who was born in Chelsea, London complete with green felt tip tattoos on his arm which impressed me so hung with him for chit chat.. I hope to see him in a magazine and pro within the next ten years, and hopefully I helped just a tiny bit with some advice on his tricks.
On leaving from the hostel to the Tica Bus station I found out it was just 10blocks away, downhill through traffic.. My deck came in very handy saving me some taxi fare as I rolled all the way to the terminal.