Monday, August 11, 2008

Pura Vida en Costa Rica!

Wow, it feels like it's been ages since I last blogged! I just got back from Costa Rica yesterday after a weeklong vacation and I've gotta say, I wish I was still there! The people of Costa Rica are wonderful - very welcoming, open to new cultures and more than happy to help in any way possible. Plus, they helped me brush up on my basic Spanish, which really need some work!

The motto for the country of Costa Rica is "Pura Vida." Translated literally in Spanish it means "pure life" but Costa Ricans use it to mean anything from hello to thank you to your welcome to long time, no see. It's their favorite phrase and it represents the notion of not worrying about the small stuff and enjoying life everyday. They love their lives' because they realize that's really all one has.

So, pura vida to all!

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