Friday, May 22, 2009

Lazy Last Days in San Jose

Im glad we decided to spend our last 2 weeks in Costa Rica in San Jose instead of traveling, it was great! 
I actually said, "Im sick of traveling" (...and you may never hear that again)
I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Steph, who welcomed Ernesto and me in her cozy comfortable home when we moved out of our apartment [two weeks ago].   I hope we didn't overstay our welcome, we tried to lay low and make her happy with delicious dinners.   Here she is working in her cute little garden out front.  
We spent a lot of time walking around downtown - really enjoying the city.   I have a new found respect for San Jose (of course, right as we are leaving)  We finally made it to the Gold Museum where thousands of Pre-Colombian gold artifacts are on display.
The pieces date from 500 BE to 1600 AD, and range from simple earrings to elaborate cuff necklaces and intricate replications of local animals like the one above.
You know how I love feathers, and this headdress that was on display gave me great inspiration for my next halloween costume. (I realize this sounds a bit weird, given I was supposed to be reading the history of the indigenous people of Costa Rica, but you never know where you'll be inspired)
I have to share this picture of my birdies. You can really see them here just hanging out on this building.
I counted eighteen parrots on one tree. They make me so happy. Every time I walk outside I hear these parrots, they are as common here as Robins are in Ohio.  
Although the inside of the famous Hotel Del Rey is prostitute central, I really like the pink on the outside. The Plaza de Espana is a beautiful park in downtown packed with huge bamboo and tropical plants, perfect for an afternoon stroll.  
The other day we worked on consolidating all our $hit into 6 bags (3 bags each) for our flight.  They can weigh no more than 50lbs a piece.  Needless to say, I will be making another trip to San Jo to pick up the rest of our stuff.  (no idea when that will be)
A mix of emotions are running through me. Excited for the summer and seeing all of my family, yet sadness to leave a life that was truly one of the best years of my life.  The fun times never ended!  I hope you enjoyed my blog during this time, and I hope the excitement will continue. It must. Viva Cindy!

2 comments:

  1. amazing! so glad i was able to share some of your costa rican adventure!

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