Food is something that brings the world together. Each culture has its own traditions and favorite foods. As a self proclaimed foodie, I was so excited to try cuisines in the countries they originated in. During my travels, I have discovered and will undoubtedly continue to discover culinary treasures around the globe. I am honored to share with you, My Elephant Tribe, the amazing meals I have enjoyed throughout the world.
Day 16: Costa Rica
This morning we got up and went on another hanging bridge tour. This time in Monteverde. Our tour guide, Andres, was amazing. He was funny and really knew what he was taking about. We saw more birds than anything, but as we crossed the second to last bridge, Andres made my whole trip to Costa Rica. He pointed out a sloth. A FREAKING SLOTH. It was like seeing Flash from Zootopia in real life (thanks to Mickie Love, I have seen that movie about 9,000 times, not an exaggeration). As we crossed the last bridge, I wished there was more. Monteverde was beautiful. I could have stayed another night, but that will have to wait for our next trip.
Once we finished the tour, we made our way back to the car. I drove us back to San Jose. The journey started off rocky and unpaved and eventually turned in to bumper to bumper highway traffic (my fave). Three and a half hours later, we arrived at our apartment in San Jose. It was beautiful. It is by far the nicest place we’ve stayed on this journey so far.
After settling in we went to the mall to remedy our packing situation. We bought a GIANT duffle/backpack from The North Face that is going to be perfect for the remainder of our travels. Again, when traveling abroad, pack accordingly. Some bloggers will tell you to pack minimally. Meaning 2 pairs of underwear, a pair of sandal and a pair of hiking shoes, one pair of pants, etc. I am not that blogger. I need options and I know I’m not the only wanderer that likes clothes and options. The key is just to bring what you can carry. If you cannot carry it, don't bring it. Or find a better way to pack it.
Now that we have a solution to our problem, we get to repack before leaving here on Wednesday.
We ate dinner at this Chipotle-esque place called Tacobar. The food was just okay. The coolest part was that they had a moat.
Now, we are back at the apartment, doing laundry and catching up on writing. Tomorrow will be a new day. We will explore the city as it will be our last day in Costa Rica. Wednesday we leave for our next destination.