I've arrived.

Oct 15, 2008 at 11:51 AM
Here I sit on the beach in Costa Rica. Beautiful, plain, baked-clay-tiled hotel room, closest one in the hotel to the ocean. Two room suite, with room for three friends to come here with me. High speed internet (faster than home) in this tiny isolated Costa Rican paradise, lovely rainy weather (rainy season means no mosquitoes).

I arrived Monday to San Jose - which does not give you a very good impression of the Country. Most of it looks a lot like what LA looked like when I was a little girl - maybe a little worse for wear, and certainly with some major differences like roundabouts instead of traffic lights. I think it maybe looks like LA WOULD have looked if the 70s economy had not improved by now.

They have WalMarts here - they just call them HiperMas (hyper-more) instead. I also went to a store that looked a LOT like a CostCo did in the 80s.

Seriously, Costa Rica is probably - if the US can keep themselves from fiddling with any more Central American economies - going to look a lot like the US in about 30 years.

Shelley's car broke down so we sent 4 hours longer than expected in San Jose.

More later - must turn off my computer, because there is an electrical storm happening.

First assignment for friends - look up Costa Rica on a map. Seriously, it is NOT an island in the tropics.


  1. Kat Says:

    I looked it up. I learned nothing in Elementary school, clearly. Had no idea where it was. Now I know. Thanks for the edumacation.

  2. desi Says:

    Thanks, shuga. I must admit, neither did I - I thought it was in South America, not Central. How can we be closer to CR than we are to NYC and not know where it is?? Amrica is silly sometimes.