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Since we’re thinking about places in songs… Sep 18

What about San José? I remember something about a famous, blah song when I was a kid called Do You Know the Way to San José? (Sorry—I go more for the classical end of the musical spectrum.)

There are a lot of cities named San José, and I never listened to the song closely enough to tell which one it referred to, so let’s look at the one in Costa Rica. (The one in California is all big and modern and full of traffic. Bleah.)

Our San José is a beautiful city in a wonderful, stable climate, like Katmandu, in a valley in the middle of the country. It’s one of the youngest Latin American capitols, less than 300 years old. New by Katmandu standards, eh? Like any exotic location, though, you won’t run out of things to do. The food is great, the climate is mild, tourism is polished, history and museums are abundant, and the people are glad to have you visit.

I haven't shown a shopping picture for quite a while.

Like Katmandu, San José is pretty much where every trip to the area begins and ends, or the town itself can be your destination.

So which San José is your favorite?

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One of the staff goes on a trip Nov 23

Think of it. A guy who’s in the travel business who actually went on a trip! (It’s not really that unusual. My dear sweet wife and I leave on a road trip Tomorrow, and you’ll learn all about it here in the next several posts.)

So here’s how his trip went:

The flight there and back was routine. Destination: the El San Juan hotel in Puerto Rico, right on the beach. Weather was perfect, the lobby was fantastic—constant party the whole time. (Or was that a party every night the whole time?) He says he’d go back in a heartbeat.

Not a word about time spent exercising on a treadmill, being bored, or not having enough to eat.

You ever been there? Drop us a note in the comments.