We had our fieldtrip to San Jose, the capitol of Costa Rica, today. We visited the Teatro Nacional (National Theatre), Museo de Oro (Gold Museum), and El Mercado (the market).
The National Theatre was beautiful. The Gold Museum was boring. Not enough big chunks of gold. The market was very interesting...I guess I was too intrigued to take pictures. Sorry. Basically, the market is a place where venders can sell all kinds of things. There is a lot of jewelry, luggage, clothes, shoes and souveniers. It is also known for 'comida tipica,' or traditional Costa Rican food. Next to a 'soda' where you can eat, you can also see a 'carneceria' complete with all forms of dead meat, including whole fish, chicken and cow feet, cow tongue and cow stomach. I'm sure there is more, but I didn't stick around to check in more depth!
Check out the pics of the National Theatre below. One is of the entrance, the other is the view the other balcony seats from the Presidential balcony seats.
Tomorrow I am headed with a bunch of folks to Manuel Antonio, a national park and beach on the Pacific. It is supposed to be one of the most gorgeous spots in Costa Rica. Check back Monday for pictures from the trip.
Hasta lunes! Until Monday!