Monday, March 12, 2007
Interesting Tidbits about Costa Rica
There are no water heaters in Costa Rica. The hot water (warm water, hot water would be an overstatement) for your shower is generated from the shower head contraption itself (see above). It's a little scary at first because you have electric wires (I've even seen bare wires) running to your shower head. These little contraptions are far from dependable and you usually have to play with them for about 30 to 45 seconds before you'll actually feel anything warm.
The sewer systems in Costa Rica are not setup to flush toilet paper down the commodes. All toilet paper must go in the waste basket. If you're down here, you've got to break yourself of the habit.
They really don't have street names down here. San Jose is the only place where I've seen some type of system. The other places are "300 meters north of the church,..."
Each town in Costa Rica has 3 things: Church, School & (you guessed it) Soccer Field. The rest our optional but you will always find these things.
You really do eat rice & beans everyday for every meal. You certainly don't have to but it is very common here. And after a while, its actually pretty good. The food is very different from Mexican food and to imply it is offensive to Ticans (Costa Ricans).
The one thing they have here is incredibly cheap fruit. They make great fruit drinks with milk. When I get back to the States, I will definitely be eating more fruits.