Category Archives: North America

rough roads and costa rica

costa rica struck me as a rich country. almost everyone has a good command of English. the houses are concrete.even in the mountains, with proper borders. You can see horses in its big grounds, several cars, and satellite dishes sat atop of it. private rooms in hostels have a TVs, some a flat screen. all have cable TV.

but they can’t be bothered to fix the road. Continue reading rough roads and costa rica

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san jose, costa rica: not impressed with first impressions

costa rica was the first country in my latin america trip. why costa rica? it was the cheapest flight to latin america out of LA. i didn’t change pick it for any special reason, nor did i feel the need to do my homework before going Continue reading san jose, costa rica: not impressed with first impressions

chillout house: really chill but out of the way hostel in monteverde, costa rica

i really liked this place. felt like we had our own house. unfortunately, it’s rough road going here, and during the rainy season, it’s just all mud. you get in and out of the place by waiting for a car shuttle, and that just takes a lot of time Continue reading chillout house: really chill but out of the way hostel in monteverde, costa rica

allamanda rooms: a good place to be sick in la fortuna, costa rica

from here on out, travel buddy is the final decider on where we’re gonna sleep. my only requirement is that it’s cheap. a tall order in costa rica. but this place was really nice. i’m not to hot for la fortuna, but i am thakful that travel buddy got sick here because the room is clean and we get fresh air, and all the rest are walking distance Continue reading allamanda rooms: a good place to be sick in la fortuna, costa rica

hostel sabana: san ramon costa rica’s saving grace

for reasons i cannot remember, me and travel buddy decided we shouldn’t go straight to la fortuna. so i picked this place because according to google maps, it’s on the way to la fortuna. and after some keyword search combos, i found a cheap accommodation. ok we’re going to san ramon! Continue reading hostel sabana: san ramon costa rica’s saving grace