Costa Rica

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day11

    We hiked and climbed mountain “Las Tres Cruces.” All the way to “Pico Blanco.”

    In my opinion... “challenging but highly rewarding!!!

    According to Alex... “Uplifting experience”
    According to Sebastian... “Fulfilling”
    According to Sophia... “the views were all worth it”

  • Day1

    Afternoon tour of San Jose

    September 25, 2017 in Costa Rica

    After lunch, we went on a sightseeing tour of San Jose. Although it was raining (it is the rainy season after all!) we saw the highlights of the city and learned about the economy, history, and culture. The main industry is tourism and there are many national parks for such a small country. Costa Rica is a socialist country. Everyone pays into the National Health Care system. There is no welfare. School is required until age 16. The utilities are all run by the government. Everyone has bars on the windows and razor wire around their property, so it feels strange, like maybe it’s unsafe, but it is considered a safe country. There is no military, but of course there are police. And the driving is crazy! They might be really nice, easy-going people, but not when they get behind the wheel. No one pays attention to stop lights, stop signs, or yield signs, and if there is a hole in the traffic, someone fills it. We were really glad to be transported around by the tour bus.
    See pictures: National Stadium, built by China, 2011
    National Monument - the five central American countries defeating US Citizen William Walker’s army, “The Filibusters”, who were trying to take over
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  • Day1

    National Theater in San Jose

    September 25, 2017 in Costa Rica

    This beautiful theater was financed by a tax on coffee, and completed in 1897. It was designed for everyone to access music and dance.

    See the statue in the lobby, the interior of Theater, first floor, and the Ballroom/meeting room on second floor with beautifully painted ceilings. The painted figures seemed to look in different directions as we walked around the room.
    The painting on the stairway wall was done by a foreign painter did not know the culture; coffee pickers wear the basket with a waist belt.
    After the tour, we went shopping for groceries. Rain was pouring down, but we had to go! Tomorrow will be an early start, so we need sustenance.
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