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Trip Start Jul 01, 2011
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Trip End Jul 24, 2011


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Sunday, July 3, 2011

This morning I woke up around six, which was fine considering. We had buffet breakfast, of which I ate way too much and which shouldn't be known as "all you can eat", but as "more than you can eat". It was all very good, but that was the problem. We spent some time in the room afterwards and later at the pool. The pool is gorgeous and we especially enjoyed the whirlpool, which was hot enough to boil pasta. We then decided to return to the room, in the late morning. While we were walking through the hotel we walked past the courtyard, where a wedding was going on. It was beautiful and we were right on time to see the girl go down the aisle. She walked past us and headed down the stairs to her future husband. At eleven thirty we were picked up by our tour guide for the tour of San Jose. We were the only ones on the tour, which would not have been my preference. The tour was fun and we would not have seen what we had if it weren't for the tour, but it was defiantly weird. We first went around the city by bus. We saw a bit too many embassies for my taste. We saw the embassy of Cuba, the embassy of Ecuador, the embassy of the United States and the embassy of China. There were probably more, but I don't remember. We were then brought to a place, where someone talked to us about the materials in Costa Rica, especially gold. It was clear we were expected to buy something, but we didn't give in. We went further by foot and we visited two museums, The Museum of Gold and The National Museum. Our lunch was typically Costa Rican and very good. We had rice, chicken, beans and salad. Furthermore we saw more of the city and had a drink. I needed a sim card for my phone to be able to communicate with others and the driver was so nice he drove us to a supermarket. The sim card needed to be registered, which could only be done with a passport, which I, of course, didn't have with me, so the driver, who had no idea who we were and could have been scammed by us, handed over his passport. It was really surprising and this goes to show how nice Ticos (Costa Ricans) really are. We returned to the hotel, exhausted and ordered room service. Meanwhile we watched School of Rock, since it was the only English movie we could find. I had a terrible time staying awake and as soon as the movie ended I collapsed into the pillows and fell asleep.
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