The biggest danger with bringing your car in for maintenance on a Friday is that it may be Monday before the work is finished. Unfortunately for Rodrigo, that’s the verdict for today. Apart from the general maintenance and oil changes he needs a bit of work on the front axle… and that will only be finished on Monday. So that gives us a lot of time to explore San José!
So we went to the garage to pick up some stuff for the weekend and walked back to the hostel, where we extended our stay until Monday. We are only paying €15 per night for a private room and bathroom and fully equipped kitchen – so we could be stuck in worse places! Especially the first hot shower in over a month is a big success!
We walked to the downtown area of San José in the afternoon to see some of the main sights in the capital. On the ‘Plaza de la Justicia’ you can see the sculpture ‘Tradition, Stability and Justice’ from Ibo Bonilla. The stone sphere are icons of Costa Rica’s history, tradition and identity.
The ‘Museo Nacional de Costa Rica‘ is located inside a fortress that still shows the bullet holes from the civil war in 1948.
We had lunch at ‘Bokados‘ and contemplated if we should not open our own restaurant once we get back home…
We did some grocery shopping for the weekend and on the way back we stopped for a (big) beer and juice – it is a Friday night after all!
Tomorrow we will explore the area around San José with public transport!
We have all the time in the world
Time enough for life to unfold all the precious things love has in store
And every step of the way will find us
With the cares of the world behind us