In my last entry I promised that my next post on my conservation blog would actually be about conservation. As it turns out I am still in San Jose and will not be able to travel to the site of my project until Monday. Very sadly, an employee of the non-profit I am working with and friend of my senior project mentors passed away last weekend. I kept myself busy in San Jose until they could meet with me yesterday to discuss the details of what I will be doing in the Osa Peninsula. Primarily this has meant lots of reading on community-based conservation and mangrove reforestation and wandering around taking pictures. Generally this is not considered a “pretty” city, but I've become quite fond of the historic district where I am staying. I suppose that this entry has to do with the second half of my blog title, the “Costariccense” part.
I love this stencil! Its hard to tell from the picture, but she's actually growing a star.
One of my favorite things about this area of San Jose is the Mercado Central. Its a huge indoor market with narrow, maze-like corridors winding between tiny shops selling everything imaginable.