Monday, June 20, 2011


Five things of note:
1) they apparently do not use carseats in Costa Rica.  Instead they hold their babies on their laps in the backseat, in the driver's seat, on motorcycles...
2) cold showers are not so bad when you can gaze out an open window and see palm trees and green mountains...
3) Taxi drivers love it when you can speak to them in Spanish, but they might still confuse a la derecha and a la izquierda (right and left)...
4) having lagartijas (geckos) inside the house is a good thing - they eat the cucarachas (cockroaches)...
5) Ticos (the Costa Rican people) are incredibly happy, friendly, and helpful - Pura Vida!


  1. When I read the first point - I alternate between horror and humor. Especially when I think of how tightly Ruby is strapped into her car seat....:) I'm so glad that the people there are happy and helpful. Enjoy!

  2. Dear Samantha,
    I love that you can speak Spanish.
    <3 Hannah