Tuesday, November 11, 2008

San Jose

Hello everybody!

Well I am not going to lie...Costa Rica is beautiful. San Jose is definitely a big city in Central America. It lies in a valley surrounded by mountains. When I arrived late Wednesday afternoon the sky was dark and the clouds were low off the mountaintops. It really was spectacular. My uncle's house is settled on the top of a steep road. That night while looking out his windows it felt like I was in the Hollywood Hills as there were so many lights coming off the city. In the morning you can see farther out.

My mornings had been pretty lazy. I was made a traditional Costa Rican breakfast of 2 fried eggs, beans, and plantains. Between that and the Costa Rican coffee I was stuffed and content. I mostly just stared out the windows looking at the scenery. My nerdy self bird watched. Aside from tropical birds I was able to catch two hummingbirds.

Design wise...It is no longer necessary to assume you will be shipping furniture or household items to Costa Rica. Virtually everything can be found there, but the prices can be outrageous. I passed an Bali island type furniture store but could tell that the mark-up was enormous. I've included some pictures I took. Costa Rica felt like the South of France and Peru wrapped up into one.

Highlights: great food, Argentinian wine, fresh juices that didn't separate

Lowlights: Airline breaking my suitcase wheel..oh and stealing my jewelry!


Christina said...

Sounds like such a relaxing trip. Food, family, beautiful surroundings...what could be better ;)
Keep your memories close to your heart love.

Lisa said...

Wow, the part about your grandfather is so touching. So nice that you got to spend that time with him.


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