November 05, 2003

San Josť, Costa Rica

Pics are up!

I returned to San Josť Sunday and planned to leave Monday to Panama. The only international bus line I found was full until tomorrow, so I've had a few days to kill here. It's been a chance to relax for a bit and do some of the little things I've been meaning to. It worked out well. I got to meet some great people I wouldn't have otherwise, and even got to the premier of Matrix Revolutions. Did anyone else come away from it with a rather hopeless sense of futility about our choices in the grand scheme of things?

Costa Rica, and San Josť in particular have been unique on my trip so far. Costa Rica doesn't suffer from the political and economic instability that plagues its neighbours. It hasn't had a military in over 50 years, and has the best record of health and education in the region. Downtown San Josť feels more like a North American capital than a Central American one. Unfortunately, this means an erosion of tradition. Gone are the holidays, religious fervor, craft markets and traditional clothing present in the rest of Central America.

Tomorrow night I leave for Panama City - 16 hours by bus. Aack!

Posted by dhuska at November 5, 2003 07:18 PM

comments enabled!

i can't believe you saw matrix revolutions in costa rica. that's like eating a big mac in moscow's red square...

Posted by: michal at November 6, 2003 03:02 PM

big mac in moscow, check.

Posted by: r. at November 8, 2003 01:32 PM

Scott is the teacher of surfing, Scott is the teacher of surfing. Oh my god i want some waves. Don't worry about breaking the fin of your board, ive got 6 :)
How long are you going to be in Costa Rica? I'm in denmark in 2 days for a week & then my schedule may free up a bit for some lessons.

Posted by: Scott Young at November 11, 2003 08:02 PM

Oops. Forgot to disable comments on this one. Thanks to the few that caught my slip - I appreciate the feedback! I've had a number of requests to enable comments on this site, and may do so soon, but for now I'll remain a benevolent dictator here.


Posted by: David Huska at November 14, 2003 09:26 AM