Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pura Vida in photos

As this posts to my blog, I'm getting ready to take off. I'm headed to Montreal for a vacation. Unlike my Costa Rica trip, which was planned around my work and really just came to fruition relatively late, this Montreal trip has been planned for a while longer. It's celebration for Mrs. LB and me, for our 10-year anniversary.

Anyway, I figure now would be a good time to get the last of my Costa Rica pictures out there. No stories attached to these shots, really. Just pictures with a few words of description, random pics that didn't really fit anywhere.

Overall, I loved Costa Rica, everything about it. Their famed saying down there is Pura Vida, pure life. I can't wait until I get the chance to go back.

On the long road outside the capital.

Statues for sale on the side of the road.

A Costa Rican convenience store.

Their version of a school (I think).

A typical Costa Rican dish, loaded with black beans and white rice. Very yummy.

A sign from inside the Manuel Antonio National Park.

In an unfocused picture, I circled our friend the Eyelash Viper. See how close we were to death?

One of the absolute best things about Costa Rica were the clean bathrooms everywhere I went, including at Manuel Antonio National Park (where even the porta-potties were clean!).

Yours truly.

Til next time, Ticos.


ChristineM said...

Thanks for sharing, LB! Now I've added Costa Rica to "the list" :) I'll have to get there some day!

Glad you had a good trip!

Who am I? said...

That's where we went on our honeymoon! We absolutely loved it. Oh, gallo pinto and fried plantains... nothing beats it.

Willoughby said...

If I weren't already sold on the beautiful beaches, you'd have won me over with the clean bathrooms! Nothing is worse than a skanky bathroom!

Happy Anniversary and enjoy your trip to Montreal with Mrs. L.B.! Sé que usted habla español, but parlez-vous français?