The Good Life! Motto of the Costa Rican people, known as Ticos
Children at the San Francisco school
Oscar. Our driver and good friend.
Oscar and Don Francisco
Oscar loads our luggage for the first time as we leave Hotel Indigo.
Don Alejandro and his horse Relicario. Alejandro, a horse whisperer, has rehabilitated scores of abused horses.
Making coffee the traditional Costa Rican way
Stephanie measuring the coffee. This little girl is an expert horsewoman, though only three years old.
Stephanie and Relicario
One of our guides at the organic farm
Participant in the French language school parade.
Local viewing the parade in San Jose
Excellent red snapper at our restaurant outside the national park
Street scene. San Jose
School children from the French language classes during a parade in San Jose
Fish monger. San Jose market
vendor at San Jose market
organic garden stall in the San Jose central market
Small cafe near our hotel where we enjoyed our first lunch of 'posado' in San Jose
Giaconda explains the foods on offer in the San Jose central market
Preparing to open a zapateria (shoe store) in San Jose
Giaconda explains the history of the "Little People" sculptures in a square in San Jose. This was the site where the peasants assembled to hear announcements by the government.
Buzz enjoys the local scenery in San Jose.
road side vendor near San Jose
Reina, our host at her home with her twin sons and nephew. Photo by Bruce Bock.
Pat talks with Rena and her family during our home visit
Juan Batista explains the harvesting of cassava at the organic farm
Stephanie's great-grandfather playing the marimba
Surfer on the Pacific coast near Jaco, Costa Rica
Surfer catching a wave on the Pacific coast near Jaco, Costa Rica
Surfer watching the surf on the Pacific coast near Jaco, Costa Rica
Oh, no, broomtail! Here come some more pesky tourists for a trail ride.
Giaconda rounds up her posse to begin the ride
The OAT posse heads for the hills
Watching the sunset at Buena Vista lodge, Guanacasta