Continuing in the 500Jerk Spouse's quest to visit all countries with man-sized lizards, we have booked an el cheapo trip to Costa Rica for spring break. We fly into San Jose, then rent a car for a five-hour trip west to Guanacaste province.
What, you might ask, is the status of Costa Rican roads? GOOD QUESTION. Costa Rica appears to have only one major highway and a lot of gravel roads, some of which are passable only in summer.
We'll be there in March.
Also! The directions to our hotel indicate there may be a bit of a language barrier ("Turn right in the gas station. Pass three cities.").
Regarding what we will do, when and if we reach our Pacific Coast destination, here are the things I like about traveling:
1. Local food
2. Local art
3. Foreign languages
5. History and architecture
8. Air conditioning
9. Organized tours
Here are the things the 500Jerk Spouse likes about traveling:
4. Aimless driving around the countryside
Here are the things Miss M and Boy Wonder like about traveling:
3. French fries
Despite our divergent interests, I know we'll have a great time and learn a lot. Costa Rica has howler monkeys, volcanos, and beautiful art. Plus, beaches, jungle, and good food.
I can't wait.