I arrived in San Jose, the capital city, yesterday at noon, which is exactly the time of day when the rains start! It’s the rainy season here in this tropical climate, and that means when it rains, it pours. But I knew it was going to be like this and there is beautiful sun all morning and afternoon, usually, so I’m not fazed by it.
My couhsurf (CS) host picked me up at the airport (I never dreamed CS hosts would be so giving) and promptly drove me to his parents house to help him and his sister cook dinner for his mom, dad, and grandma. His grandma’s name is Zulema, like my grandma, and they let me help them cook up some roast chicken. Needless to say I felt welcome in no time! Alberto, my host, loves good food, so instantly we’re talking about fair trade, costa rican fruit, and transnational corporations. Sweet! (Those of you who know me know that these things excite me).
Dinner was fabulous and his family was so sweet to me. They gave me advice on traveling around costa rica and even invited me over today, Sunday, for a traditional costa rican lunch! I honestly could not ask for more!
Then we went out to this super cool/vintage restaurant in the city to meet up with some fun American colleagues of Alberto. We got to talking, and this week they are heading east to Puerto Viejo in Limon, my next destination, so I’m sure I will meet up with them again.
I have officially left the US (for who knows how long!) and I am safe and happy in San Jose, hope you are well!