WPC: Unexpected in San Jose

Well, here we are in San Jose, Costa Rica. After we’d got settled in our hotel, we went for a walk around the town. It was starting to get dark, so we didn’t have time to go into the city proper. The streets around the hotel were quite disappointing, being lined with car rental places and all the fast food outlets one gets everywhere, but glancing up above the McDonalds and the Taco Bell, I suddenly spotted something most surprising.


These beautiful ball gowns looked quite incongruous, and were totally unexpected in that particular setting.


I couldn’t help wondering who buys these amazing dresses. They’re certainly a bit too fancy to wear for dinner at Wendy’s or KFC. πŸ™‚

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Tomorrow we depart at 6-30 am forΒ  the Caribbean coast, where we will learn about the Banana industry here. We then travel by motor launch down canals, through the heart of the Costa Rican jungle to Tortoguero (The land of turtles), where we will have a tour of the turtle museum. I’m so looking forward to that.

(Our tour guide phoned this evening to say that the hotel we’re staying in tomorrow, doesn’t provide soap or wash cloths, so to take the soap with us from this one. Now, as we’ve taken the option and paid extra to stay in 4 star hotels, I just wonder what our fellow travellers who are staying in the cheaper places will be lacking.Β  I hope they have toilet paper.) πŸ˜•

74 comments on “WPC: Unexpected in San Jose

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  3. hai scoperto poi, chi mette gli abiti?
    per il tuo hotel a 4 stelle…spero almeno avesse il wc he he

    you’ve discovered then, whoever puts clothes?
    for your 4 star hotel … I hope at least to have the toilet he he

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  6. Wow they must have some fancy balls or parties over there. I don’t think I’d even feel comfortable in one of those gorgeous gowns at our 6 star establishment here on the Gold Coast in Austalia; it would still be a little too dressy I think. But they are sooo beautiful.

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  8. “They’re certainly a bit too fancy to wear for dinner at Wendy’s or KFC.”

    Oh really? No wonder I got such strange looks last time I was in KFC. Now it all makes sense…

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  10. definitely lovely gowns…in such an unlikely place! May be you should at the very least bring a box of Kleenex…just in case! πŸ˜‰ I remember friends going to Cuba over 20 years ago and they were told to bring toilet paper with them…

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  12. Sounds like an interesting day ahead Sylvia. A day of bananas, turtles and a journey into the heart of darkness (can never resist thoughts of Conrad when hearing of trips deep into the jungle). What’s the weather like there?

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  14. Love the photos I thought we were going to see you all dressed up in one… the banana industry.?? living part time in Natal I thought you’d be an expert on that subject… the turtle trip sounds exciting… have fun…

  15. Nice dresses. LOVE that bluish one on the top photo. Now – if that was red – WOW. I would so where that. But – where would I go? The one next to it looks like a wedding dress.

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