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Costa Ric World Cultures And Geography

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Justine Weaver
Mr. Borland
CP World Cultures and Geography
19 March 2015
Costa Rica Vacation I’ve always wanted to go to Costa Rica or Puerto Rico, but for this trip I decided to go to Costa Rica. After graduating high school, I made it a goal to save a lot of money just to go to Costa Rica. Also, I’ve always thought that Costa Rica was a beautiful country, and I love the Spanish cultures. I knew that my cousin Josh Mooney wanted to go on a vacation to a new country, so I brought him along. Saving enough money up and planning this trip was a lot of hard work, but eventually it all paid off. Before going on the trip, I looked up the average temperatures for July, where we could visit, and booked our nights in the hotels we wanted to
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In 1987, president Oscar Arias Sánchez got the Nobel Peace Prize for the work he did for the on the Esquipulas Peace Agreement, which brought peace to the region (Costa Rica Culturegrams). I also learned that in April 2014, Luis Guillermo Solís won the presidential election (Costa Rica Culturegrams).
Josh and I decided to leave for Costa Rica July 7th. I booked our flight and hotels a couple months in advance to make sure that we would get what we wanted. We packed our belongings and headed for the airport in Philadelphia. We finally get to San Jose around 1:30 p.m. and head for the hotel which is about 20 minutes from the airport. When we got to the Doubletree hotel, we check in, get our luggage to our room, then we headed to the pool to relax after a long flight. (DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose - Costa Rica). After relaxing for a couple hours, we got ready to go out for dinner. We found a lot of different restaurants, and we picked a Costa Rican one called Restaurante Nuestra Tierra (Restaurants). A good thing is that I could understand and speak Spanish, or I wouldn’t have understood some of the people there. The food was pretty good for never having Costa Rican food.
The next day we went to the Multiplaza Mall in Escazú, only 15 minutes away (Centro Comercial Multiplaza - Costa Rica). We walked around the mall and took in the environment. The Costa Ricans wore
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