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Looking out from the back porch of our first room in Costa Rica
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The Costa Rica Chronicles: Liberation - Leaving the USA Behind

Episode 2 of our video series documenting our 3 month vagabonding adventure to and through Costa Rica. In this episode: We fly from Hollywood, Florida to San José, Costa Rica and make our way to the city of Ciudad Colón, where we spend our first couple nights CouchSurfing with one of our favorite families in the world.   Read more

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Urban Exploration: San Jose Editon

After a few quick email exchanges via CouchSurfing, we jumped on the bus with our Czech friend Michal to go meet a (mostly) total stranger in San José for some coffee and urban exploration. Upon our arrival, we stepped out of the Puriscal Bus Terminal to see Mariano waiting there for us on his trusty little blue Fiat. Curbside pickup. Right on :) As we drove to find a good parking spot, we got to know each other a bit and Mariano explained the disorganized driving habits of Central America to us. Mariano found a suitable spot and as we started to head toward Avenida Central, he was stopped by a "watchy man" (an under-the-table person who keeps an eye on your car if you pay him... if not, not guarantee of what might happen). He paid the watchy man and we moved on.   Read more