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Sunday started with breakfast at one of San Jose's many bakeries. There is absolutely nothing better than fresh baked pastries in the morning. The ladies working in there thought I was nuts for taking pictures. A couple pineapple and apple streudle's will set you back about a $1. I know, it's pricey, but it's well worth it.


Fresh Baked Goods

Fresh Baked Goods

Breakfast Of Champions
Santa Claus and some of his pals made an appearance to meet the children. There's always something going on in the Plaza De La Cultura and this day was no exception. There was a group of children performing a traditional Costa Rican dance in full costume. I took a bit of video of it...


Santa And Friends

Santa And Friends

Santa And Friends

Santa And Friends

Dancing Children

Dancing Children
I was walking around town and I realized that I never took a photo of one of San Jose's most famous "landmarks", the Hotel Del Rey. The Del Rey is the big pink building in the photo below and is home to a hotel (of course), several bars, a casino, and on any given night about 200 hookers and more silicone in one place than anywhere on the planet. I have to admit that I use the ATM machine here just because I like to check out the "scenery" while I'm there. It's amusing to watch 70 year old guys leaving with 20 year chicas. You could probably make a fortune selling Viagra here...


Cool Building

Hotel Del Rey

San Jose Airport

San Jose Airport


I know itís hard to believe but this is the Readerís Digest version of this trip. I met so many people, experienced so many new things, and learned so much that it would be impossible to recount them all so I just stuck to the highlights. My next adventure will be in January in Nicaragua. Stay tuned and pura vida!!

As a not so grand finale I will leave you with a few videos...

Walking down the street in San Jose Part I

Walking down the street in San Jose Part II

Walking down the street in San Jose Part III

Riding to the airport




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