After a long day of travel that, somehow, was disaster-free, I ended up in San Jose at last. The majority of the group had met up in Miami, and it was great to see familiar faces, some of which I hadn’t seen in a while. An enthusiastic greeting from Ryan at the airport, and off to the hotel. Some quick dinner before we hit the hay for the night.
We started the morning off with a couple of intro lectures at the OTS (Organización para estudios Tropicales) San Jose station, including an overview of OTS, a national history of Costa Rica, and Ryan throwing some cool ecological stuff at us.
And then, we were off on our own for the day. A quick stop to exchange money (colónes, ₡) turned out to be a little more difficult than expected…..
…but soon enough we were scattered throughout the city:
Lunch in an expansive bazaar, complete with a
multitude of bars and a pet store that sold roosters.