Our first night in Costa Rica! The flight was uneventful. We sat with Alexander who is from Costa Rica , worked in Quebec as a welder and now going home. We chatted quite a bit in very broken Spanish and he in much better English!! He asked if Brian could buy a computer for him - he would give Brian the money up front. Brian did not think that was such a great idea so explained the difficulties with that.
We met his wife and three lovely children at the airport.
We took a taxi to our hotel, which was quite a wild ride (we passed a car with bananas in the back window and trays with eggs on the front dashboard)
and explored the area a little. We walked to Plaza de la Cultura where lots of people were enjoying the sunshine and feeding the pigeons.
San Jose is located in Central Valley and we can see the surrounding mountains. The weather is nice, sunny and not too hot yet!!!
The currency here is the colones and 500 colones is one american dollar. Our dinner cost us 4400 colones tonight - granted it was just a hamburger with fries and two pieces of chicken with fries!
Our room is simple but the beds are clean and there is a shower if ever so small.
Tomorrow morning we will be picked up at 6.30am to go to Tortuguero for a few days.
Tortuguero is a little town and a big wildlife park. To reach the lodge where we will be staying we will have to go by boat the last part as there are no roads into the park area.
Hopefully we will have more to tell tomorrow evening!
Goodnight out of San Jose!
Eke and Brian