Costa Rica
Universidad Estatal a Distancia San José

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  • Day36

    Avoid this city

    February 7, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Just in case you thought I was exaggerating!

    The train tracks run right through the city and the horn is constantly on.
    Imagine walking out your front door straight onto the tracks!

    And I love the park which had the stone seats facing the road! I liked the view of the telephones - presumably there so you can call for help.Read more

  • Day36

    The weirdest shopping mall

    February 7, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Was excited at the prospect of a mall to fill in time given I have another night here.

    If you need 90s fashion, plastic figurines, stuffed animals, bongs, a tattoo palour or sex shops then this is the mall for you! And all set in an ugly building with low ceilings and poor lighting.

    I did get a manicure which was nice but decided against a pedicure when I saw the spa bath.

    Walked around one of the more residential areas in the afternoon but this city is just ugly, dirty and dreary.
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  • Day35

    Seriously was there a volcano?

    February 6, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Still no sign of the volcano the next day. Guess I will have to watch the Kadashians.

    We all put in $10US to hire a van so we can avoid catching a public bus. The tour company states that it is all 'part of the adventure' - yeah right. Done it enough times in my lifetime to be over it. In these countries it just increases the risk of theft and doubles your travel time.

    Uneventful aside from the crappy food stop in an over priced tourist shop with overpriced junk food. Where's my gelato to make me feel better?

    Now in the capital San Jose. A drive through city if ever I saw one. I even contemplate catching a bus to get out of here to the next place on the itinerary!

    At least I had a very nice pasta for dinner at one of the new trendy restaurants which are opening up in the neighborhood near the hotel.

    Was craving some orange juice when I got back to the hotel but the concierge told me not to go one way and that if I went the other way not to take much money and that it should be ok but it was at my risk. So no orange juice for me!

    Photos of the weird decor in the restaurant!
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  • Day1

    Hauptstadt San José

    March 21, 2019 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    Endlich in Costa Rica! Mit Condor ging es ziemlich problemlos mit einem kurzen Zwischenstop in der Domenikanischen Republik nach San Jose, wo ich um 5 Uhr in der Früh gelandet bin. Erstmal gings zu Europcar, wo ich richtig Glück hatte. Da meine Autokategorie nicht verfügbar war, hab ich einfach umsonst einen SUV bekommen. Cool!
    In der Stadt bin ich erstmal zu kölbi gefahren, um mir eine SIM-Karte zu holen (2GB für 10$, kann man nichts sagen). Danach gings zu meiner Unterkunft Finca Escalante im anscheinend schönsten Stadtteil San Joses, Barrio Escalante. Dort hat es mir auch richtig gut gefallen: lauter kleine stylische Cafes, lauter kleine coole Läden, Wandmalereien, niedliche Sodas (ein Soda ist sowas wie eine Mischug aus Heimküche und Restaurant, also mit kleiner Auswahl, die dafür halt aber dann mega lecker), usw. Ich hab mir dann in dem berühmten Cafe Cafeoteca noch meinen ersten costaricanischen Cafe gegönnt. Naja, was soll ich sagen? Guter Kaffee halt. ich kenn da irgendwie keinen großen Unterschied ^_^
    Für mich auf jeden Fall völlig unverständlich, wieso viele sagen, dass San Jose keine schöne Stadt sein soll. Zumindest dieser Stadtteil ist jederzeit einen Schlenderer wert.
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  • Day81

    Costa Rica!!

    September 5, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    I was up early today and took a taxi to the airport. I flew to San Jose, Costa Rica via Panama. I caught a taxi to the hotel and met some of the people from my G Adventures tour. I had a relaxed arvo before we had our first meeting for the tour. We had dinner at a restaurant together and I had a yummy beef meal. We went to a local pub where there was a big soccer game on the TV between Costa Rica and Mexico. The crowd went absolutely crazy when Costa Rica scored a goal. It ended up a tied game!Read more

  • Day16


    April 26, 2019 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Heute muss ich Umziehen. Ich hab mich jetzt entschieden hier zu bleiben und bis zum 11. die Therapie hier anzunehmen. Heute war ich in Escalante einem Stadtteil von San Jose. Hier befindet sich auch die Uni. Super schön, viele kleine Shops, Restaurants und Cafe’sRead more

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