Day 3 - Slow start to day 3 as it was a Sunday and most attractions and museums etc are closed. It was also raining most of the day so we weren't in too much of a rush to get out and about.
The day was filled with a fair bit of wondering and a trip to the gold museum and that's about it.
So to fill in the gap I will tell you a few things we have found out about Costa Rica.
1. Costa Rica does not have a military force. It's one of 23 countries to not have a military force. Instead they have used the funds to give to its people free education and medical. A lot of people travel from a far to San Jose to have all kinds of surgeries and dental work due to it being very cheap. For example a brand new set of boobs apparently only costs around $1500 US.
2. As mentioned in the last blog prostitution is legal.
3. The police force has three sections too it - the blue uniformed police officers control the general public and crime etc, the yellow uniformed police officers control the street traders and the white t-shirted police officers help the tourists.
4. Costa Rica has a women president and it's said that the women of Costa Rica always have the last say and control the men. Women are seen as the higher power in Costa Rica. It's a shame it's not this way in Australia!
5. Straight through the middle of San Jose is the Pan-American Highway which starts at Argentina and finishes in Canada for a total distance of 48,000 kilometers. That's a pretty big road trip!!
6. San Jose is said to be the Switzerland of Central America in relation to expensiveness. The currency is colones, however they do except US dollars and ultimately that is what they prefer as it's worth more. The colones are worth half the US. The only downfall is that they only give change in colones. So you end up with both currencies and then the aim is to get rid of the colones where possible.
Meals are big so we have been sharing and even that has been more than enough. The average price would have to be between $9 and $18 AU depending on where you go.
I think thats about all the facts I can think of for the moment so will end it here.
PS - A big congratulations to both Alastair and Emily on the arrival of Wyatt Ryder Wilson and Sar and Zane on the arrival of Olly Zane Hunt. Birthday buddies - both born on the 20/11/15 and both look adorable so I can't wait to meet them both when I am back!!