Sunday, September 19, 2010

San Jose - first take

So after an infinity of flights and airports I was finally making my way to San Jose. Flew in over Cuba and a lot of small pretty islands before coming in over I assume Nicaragua and then the gradually more hilly/mountainous Costa Rica before coming in to land in San Jose with mountains in view on either side.

San Jose has a great airport, doesn't look like much from the runway, but inside it is very clean, modern and quiet (when I arrived anyway). Short queues, well organised, out in a flash. Hostel pickup took ages though.

The drive to the airport was nice, pumping out Creedence Clearwater Revival as we passed by slummy (yet strangely attractive) housing areas and other main streets. Interested to see what the town center will be like. Picture to follow tomorrow or the day after.

Weather isn't perfect, raining.. pouring for the period where I needed to get from the van to the hostel entrance.

Went to the supermarket, saw some Goth girls on the way (generally a sign of civilised society). The supermarket is very western looking inside - same sorts of foods etc. Seemed quite pricey at first glance though.

KFC for dinner >_>

Time for hundreds of hours of sleep now.