Tag: San Jose


Las Mariposas, As Borboletas, die Schmetterlinge, Motýli, Бабочки

Butterflies! When we visited Manuel Antonio Park, we saw Blue Morpho butterflies for the first time. The back of their wings is a brilliant, luminescent blue that lights up like neon signs in the sun. They must be the Las Vegas of butterflies. Of course, it was impossible to capture […]


About the Bus Ride to Jaco Beach: Good News and Bad News

First, the bad news. There’re enough stories on the Interwebs about tourists being robbed on the bus in Costa Rica to make one cautious. As cautious as we were, the bus driver and his companion opened our luggage while it was under the bus and robbed Deena’s shoes. They were […]


Photo Impressions of Costa Rica

Everywhere you look in San Jose, the buildings are protected like maximum security prisons: San Jose has varied architecture. Some buildings, like this one, are just plain weird. No, this isn’t camera perspective distortion. This building is a quarter of a pyramid. The other two straight walls have hardly any […]


My First Impression of Costa Rica

My first impression of Costa Rica is that it’s a country of high contrast. The downtown San Jose buildings are mostly old and decrepit. Everywhere there are locks, security gates, double rows of barbed wire and heavy cast iron bars on all the openings. It all gives one the impression […]

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