Ha-I went MIA for awhile (not sure anyone even noticed, but oh well). I went on a work/vacay trip with my boyfriend to Costa Rica for a poker tournament that was part of the Latin American Poker Tour. I did my usual thing and looked for creative inspiration everywhere. It wasn’t too hard to find. I read that the city of San Jose doesn’t compare to the rest of the country, so I don’t have any photos from there, but there are actually some really pretty buildings and parks in the city.
However, since I am obsessed with the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, I had to visit Manuel Antonio National Park (page seven ninety eight) while I was in the country (all of these pictures are from that day). Since the park is one of the smallest in Costa Rica, the number of visitors each day is limited, which leads to beautifully peaceful beaches that are on the edge of humid forests that are filled with monkeys high in the treetops. We saw three different species, which I know is amazingly lucky because our guide Jose kept telling us so. I had to go by myself on that excursion, but it was well worth it. Eco tourism are huge words for this naturally beautiful country, which makes me love it even more.
Photos are all personal photographs
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