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My favorite "Soda" in San Pedro

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | Views [2972] | Comments [2]

In Costa Rica they have places called "Sodas" which are small cheap restaurants where Costa Ricans eat often to avoid spending money in more expensive restaurants. At this particular soda in San Pedro they offer you steak, a pork chop, or fish along ... Read more >

A night in Monteverde to do the Canopy tour during the day

Sunday, 20 Apr 2008 | Views [1024] | Comments [2]

I left early Friday morning to catch the bus to Monteverde at 6:30 am. I stayed up pretty much all night so I would have no problem sleeping on the bus, and so that would cut down on the 5.5 hour bus ride, and knowing that I would be doing the same ... Read more >


Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [1935] | Comments [1]

My buddy and I were able to line up a sweet deal for white water rafting down the Rio Pacuare in Turrialba, Costa Rica. It was Class III-IV rapids and a great time! This river gives you the ultimate blend of wilderness exposure and excitement. The ... Read more >

A weekend in La Fortuna

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [3836]

It was another great weekend in Costa Rica....I took a bus to La Fortuna (5 hours) that left at 6 am and stayed at the 5 star backpackers hostel. It was by far the nicest hostel I have seen. It had a pool, free internet, and great cheap food all within ... Read more >

A weekend in Montezuma, Costa Rica

Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | Views [2818] | Comments [4]

After a 6.5 hour trip from San Jose to Montezuma via a bus and a ferry crossing the Golfo de Nicoya, I was a little exhausted.  I had to catch a bus from Guadalupe to San Jose before 6 am...then another from San Jose to Puntarenas...then took an hour ... Read more >

A week in Guanacaste for Semana Santa Week

Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | Views [557]

 I decided to head to Guanacaste for a week because a guy from couchsurfing posted a bulletin that he had ten people going to this beautiful place called the Hotel Condor Lodge, but a few of the guys dropped out on him.  I figured why not take ... Read more >

My first Hostel Experience

Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [647]

My first Hostel experience took place in between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.  I had to find a hostel because there were not any couchsurfers in this particular area.  I highly recommend Hostel Vista Serena because the working staff was very ... Read more >

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The going bus CLUTCH!

Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [803]

So I will talk about the clutch of the bus later, but my day was another adventure. I left on Wednesday for Manuel Antonio/Quepos area and intended on staying through the weekend. I decided that I had spent too much time in the sun, and was a little ... Read more >

Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | Views [2460]

This was a pretty sweet experience. When you first get into Manuel Antonio National Park they take you across a small body of water in a little boat that holds six people, and then you venture through the jungle to see all the animals beside the ocean.... Read more >

My spanish teachers

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [720]

My two Spanish teachers Sandra and Marianita are two extremely generous people. The first day I arrived in Costa Rica they gave me the keys to their Spanish school and told me I could come and go as I want. I have learned a lot from them both, and I ... Read more >

Tags: family

First Couchsurfing meet up

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [2175] | Comments [1]

So, for my first night out on the town in San Jose, I met up with some couchsurfers at a restaurant for Josh and Marianas birthday. This site is so cool, and I try to get everyone that likes to travel to sign up for it...www.couchsurfing.com...everybody ... Read more >

Tags: people

The crazy bus drivers

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [945]

On Sunday I took a bus two hours north to Jaco Beach and Hermosa Beach...I knew all the drivers here were crazy, but these roads that we were driving on were so narrow, and the bus drivers were cruising fast in a big coach bus. I guess they make about ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

First Day Here

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [602]

So finally, after a 12 hour lay over in the NYC airport, I arrived the San Jose, Costa Rica airport. Once I got my luggage I had to wait in line for about an hour to exchange some $ for Colones  (I read that you should not do this because they rip you ... Read more >

Tags: culture

My Tico Family

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | Views [1263]

I never would have guessed I would have been so lucky to line up such a great family in a foreign country. Every morning I wake up and sit at the table for breakfast my Tica mom (Ligia) rushes to cut up some fruit (pineapple, banana, watermelon, cantelope, ... Read more >

Tags: family

Won't eat at Burger King

Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [960] | Comments [1]

So I was in a rush to go to the bathroom (1 of many times) and I had to jump into Burger King to drop a duece.  In Costa Rica you are supposed to put the toilet paper in the trash can rather than in the toilet because of their lack of sewage.  So after ... Read more >

Tags: food & eating



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