Thursday, June 21, 2012

A January Journey Through Costa Rica

Life is a journey not a destination! If you are looking for a get away that is affordible forign travel including geography culture and natural wonders, Costa Rica is King. The country's immensely diverse landscapes and microclimates, coupled with its geographic position on a tenuous landbridge between two continents, give Costa Rica arguably the highest biodiversity density anywhere in the world. At 51,000 km² Costa Rica covers only 0.3 % of our planet's landmass, but it contains around 4-5% of all species estimated worldwide. Country roads wind along sea side towns, mountain tops, forests and beaches. Busy bus stations break to still sun sets. The culture there is simple tourist, agricultural and ecologically driven. Small communities of people reside among the natural wonders Costa Rica has to offer.

Move along the isthmus from North to South East to West and you will find National Parks, Natural wonders and Nature along with people celebration thier culture. Vist Nicoya Peninsula The Northern most peninsula on the Pacific side of Cista Rica. This is filled with costal and inland communities. Some of the nicest white sand beaches are here. Many people vacation in this region. The people of Costa Rica refer to themselves as Tico, and they are very hospitable to tourism one of there larges imports. People come to Costa Rica to live in a beautiful place where life and nature co-exist in many ways. There are always problems but these seem less obvious while touring a country filled with new experiances on vacation!
Costa Ricans like to have a good time they are very forwad and friendly if you ask they will tell you where to go to have fun and enjoy yourself. If you want sun it is there if you want sand it is there, mountains, colcanos, recreation, resort, forests, festival. Everything in Costa Rica in January at the hieght of tourist season is available. There are three other regions that are very popular and extreamly different
Monte Verde: The mountain town where you can enjoy the National Park
Puorto Viejo: Caribian sea side town near the Panama Border, a tourist freindly town with great food and party!
Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula: Where towns disappear into wide expanse of nature and sea.
Nicoya Peninsula

Dream Land Govoners Island June 16 & 17

Jazz, 1920, Prohibition, music and dance liberation complete with period cars, matching parasols, hats, sun-glass and more atMichale Arenelas Dream Land Orchestra preforming at Jazz Fest on Governors Island June 16-17. A large picnic area, stage and a dance floor teaming with Flappers along side performances and costuming (fashion) shows with really great St. Germain drinks! Although they didn't quite catch some of the more nasty sides of 1920s life including the Great Depression era. It was a hell of a good time for 20th century folks! Most people put energy into re-creating the era with costuming to made to measure, vintage, antique and hand made. This Des mademoiselle, named Heidi wearing all original era clothing including stockings! Her hat originally cost $4.00 in 1940 went for a lot less when she bought it finally along her travels in San Francisco, where vintage is an important fashion commodity. 

 Here are some more picture perfect moments brought to you from Memory Game author Janina Fisher:
The Lawn where guests gather to picnic and mingle!