Costa Rica Trip Day 4 - 2009-03-09


This morning was pretty laid back, we had some breakfast and Juan Carlos helped Kellian with her Spanish. After that, we hung around a bit while Kellian sent some emails for work. Once she was done, we headed out for lunch at a place called Cafe Mundo.

The food was quite good, they served mostly Italian cuisine. Kellian had some eggplant parmesean and I had penne with vodka sauce. The ambiance was quite nice with lots of greenery around. It felt like we were in a jungle or something, even though it was just off of the street in San Jose.

After that, we decided that today would be a good day to do the walking tour of San Jose from our guidebook. The walk took us by a bunch of the sites of San Jose, including Parque Espana, Parque Morezan, Teatro National, Museo de Oro, Plaza de la Democracia, Museo National, Parque National, Biblioteca National, and Museo de Jade.

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time, so we didn't actually go in to any of the museums, but still it was a nice stroll through the parks and getting a sense of the city. We'll probably try and hit a few of the museums before I leave.

During our walk I tried to convince Kellian that men have extra iron in their noses, which we can use as a navigational aid. This was fairly amusing.

After our walk, we stopped by a grocery store to pick up some ingredients for cooking dinner. Kellian made enchiladas, which turned out quite well. I made some guacamole which was also pretty tasty. We tried to bake some tortillas to make chips since we forgot to buy them, but that didn't turn out too well. Some were too chewy and some were a bit too brown. It is a delicate balance that I didn't quite pull off. I think next time I will save myself the trouble and remember to buy a bag of Tostitos.

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