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Costa Rica: Day 2 – Museo de los Ninos

Costa Rica: Day 2 – Museo de los Ninos

Today we went to the Museo de los Ninos (Children’s Museum) in Costa Rica. This is a damn cool museum for kids and it is HUGE. It is built in the abandoned shell of the former Central Prison originally constructed in 1906. It contains several levels of interactive scientific awesomeness for kids to manhandle, thereby spreading countless amounts of germs around for other kids to coat their respective bodies in. Science! As an adult, the only complaint I have about the museum is that it is too damn big. It’s an unfortunate scientific fact that an adult’s level of “let’s get the hell out of here, already!” will be reached long before a child’s mind has been thoroughly nourished by a four story museum that takes roughly 3 hours to get through. Interestingly, the museum itself works as a demonstration of this fact! But I joke. It really is an incredible museum that does a great job of getting kids involved while actually teaching them something. Among the highlights:...

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Costa Rica: Day 1

Costa Rica: Day 1

We booked a long weekend in San Jose, Costa Rica to renew our tourist visas. For those not in the loop, you have to leave the country for 72-ish hours every 90 days to renew your tourist visa if you are not a resident. We’re doing that in Costa Rica. We got into the airport after a short 35 minute from Managaua around 8:30 pm. The flight on Copa Airlines was quite nice for being so short. They even gave us all little beef fajita and peppers sandwiches and cookies! On arrival we exchanged some USD for Costa Rica Colon. This was a little baffling. We’re just really getting our heads wrapped around the USD to Nica Cordoba exchange rate. Just when we’re finally able to know without using a calculator what something like C$2,000 means in USD, now we have figure out something new! One good part to this is that Costa Rican money has pictures of animals on it. That’s pretty cool. We grabbed a cab to...

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Preview of the New Pad

Preview of the New Pad

Here’s a few pics of our new pad here in Matagalpa. The place is still under some lingering renovations from the owners, so every morning a couple of dudes show up to work in the and then leave in the afternoon. We’ve inflicted them with many ad hoc requests that they’ve executed with no complaint, such as adding a hot water shower head, painting over a weird Winnie the Pooh picture on the wall, and tolerating Levi as he “watches them work” which really means “totally getting in the way all the time”. The place came unfurnished, so we are, bit by bit, collecting chunks of furniture. We’re hardly done, but figured we’re close enough to snap some pics. Check them out below. I’ve added descriptions too! When the place is more complete I’ll do a snazzy House Hunters International-style video walkthrough. Ooh La La!...

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