SAN JOSE ...... I'm the first to admit that I don't have enough photos of Costa Rica. I spent my time with Tico friends and family (in San José and Guácimo) when I wasn't muraling. I know that I have to go back to Costa Rica -- and soon -- to take more photos, see more incredible sites, and visit with my friends.


In the one morning that I had to explore the capital, I loved walking through the markets. There were apples, bananas, and oranges as you would expect. However, there were so many other fruits that I'd never seen and still don't know the names.

The one building that I had to photograph was McDonald's. No, I didn't eat there, but I still had to photograph it. Why? Because it was the first McDonald's outside the United States. Now, if you travel and need a change from rice and beans, they have nearly every American option you can desire. McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Subway and even Applebees. Now if you want a Tico treat, go to Pops for ice cream. If you are like me, it has to be pineapple.


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