A few snapshots of my life outside of the jungle... The first set of pictures takes you on a trip through my town as I run errands.
First, I head down this street to get to Norma's Shop to pick up basic groceries (for fancy things like meat I have to go to SuperCompro). Norma's is a small store run by a woman that Susan (the director of the field site) has grown close to over the years. We have a running tab there and forage behind the counters for whatever we need. I didn't take a picture of the shop itself because I didn't want to feel like a silly gringa. And no, I didn't mess with the colors in this picture- those houses are pink.
Next, on my way to the post office I pass this store. I haven't explored inside yet, but I'm loving the door.
And for those of you who thought you couldn't get quality poutine in Costa Rica... Think again! My town of Bagaces with its 15 streets has Comida Canada! I bet their poutine is better than Montreal's.
And of course, no trip to the post office would be complete without Rawley, the house dog. He follows us everywhere, regardless of how hard we try to lock him inside. Barb wire fences are no obstacle when his moneros are running errands! (Seriously. He crawls through our barb wire fence so that he can walk with us). He's pretty well behaved while you're walking but is impossible to keep out of the stores.
And now here are a couple pictures from my recent trip to Liberia, the main city in this region.
This is a guanacaste tree. And it is awesome.
These are statues outside of an old fort. And they are awesome.
Finally, I leave you with something I see every night. My bootleg mosquito net, repaired with bright purple duct tape.