You're possibly thinking of the Airport at Liberia (the CR city, not the country), Aeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber Quirós. The airlines just call it "Liberia", which can be confusing and even disconcerting to newbie travelers who thought they'd booked a flight to Central America.
Lest some on here get the wrong idea about Costa Rica:
I spent a 3 month "working vacation" in 2009-2010 at a little off-the-tourist-trails hamlet in the Nicoya Peninsula over on the west coast. I can personally attest that Route 21 west and then south of Liberia are paved, thank you, as are many of the lesser roads that branch off it. I followed Rt. 21 down to Santa Cruz and it was no worse than a poorly-maintained tertiary road in rural USA. There are potholes to avoid, but you can miss most of them if you're watching the road and not barreling along hell-for-leather.
Sta. Cruz and all the towns I passed through had divider lines and well-designed traffic lanes and designated parking that was mostly observed and honored, in my experience. In my dozen-or-so trips into town, I never saw what I would call a traffic jam. Maybe San Jose is just one of the worse-managed cities in the country. Costa Rica, small as it appears on the map, is not as homogeneous as one might expect.
After topping off the gas tank of my rental ('cause Sta. Cruz was the last city/town on my route big enough to have gas stations), I took Rt. 160 westward toward the nearest beaches. It was also paved, slightly narrower and more potholes. You would probably not get bored driving in CR, especially if you're a gamer: Dodging potholes while not swerving into oncoming traffic is a lot like a computer game. You also need to be mindful of the occasional compact herd of the ubiquitous Brahman cattle crossing the road. (No, I'm not kidding.) I thought they ought to make a computer game of it, for CR school Drivers' Ed.
Or better yet, for the driver's license test. (For all I know, they do.)
The Ticos are indeed poor monetarily, but CR is one of the happiest places
on this pla...er, I mean, in the world. Most Ticos I met are openly friendly and genuinely like North Americans. There is a definite presence of ex-pats in that part of CR and it's easy to spot them on the street when you're in Santa Cruz. In this area, they're spread all around, possibly because it's off the beaten tourist paths--well, except for Tamarindo, a pure tourist trap which is more like a North American enclave than Costa Rica. You can spend dollars there and get change back in dollars and cents.
As for what the Co$ (spit) is doing in San Jose, I can't figure that either, unless they're hoping to tap into the ex-pat community. Unless they're just buying the real estate as an investment. The real estate market has boomed and tanked off and on over the years. If you can get sucker whales to buy property for you while it's cheap, use slave labor to renovate it, and then sell it when the market is up, and pocket the money---that does sound like $cientology (spit).
Well, with the auditing, maybe . . . .
I hope you had a splendid Turkey day.
I made Crab Cakes from some fresh Crab from our Bay. So good.
Yes, it's just past full now. How lucky you are to have a sight like that every month.The best thing has been the absolutely awesome Moon rise. It rises huge and golden over the shipping lanes, then turns them and the Bay silver. Such a beautiful sight.
We don't do thanksgiving here in the UK phenom. Just as well, I hate bloody turkey anyway!
Now you're talkin'!
Jana's crab cakes... mmm!
Yes, it's just past full now. How lucky you are to have a sight like that every month.
I served a Wild Rice Pilaf (wild rice with pecans, dried cherries, and a bit of brown rice), a delicious small Squash I think is called 'Delicato', and some other stuff. I wish you were here, Stratti. I like to cook for ppl, and I would love to cook for you.
Please Buy My Paintings Of Cats
SRD stands for Survival Rundown, an expensive series of “objectives” in which Scientologists perform simple repetitive tasks for many hours. A Scientologist can be required to re-do levels when a new version is released, and many long-time members repeat introductory courses several times.
I am selling my eight paintings of cats all at once.
I need to re-do the SRD and this will be the target of the money.
HELP ME REACH MY GOAL!
1 oil on canvas
7 acrylic on wood
– Cláudia Oitavén
. . . and claims that the process allows him to heal wounds by ordering his cells to repair injuries and remove infections.