Pura Vida. Pure life.
Costa Rica has no military. It has rejected violence and war.
I’m adding some photos from our recent mini-vacation to Costa Rica. I hope you take a few minutes to read the descriptions I added with the photos. Comments and share would be much welcome.
Briefly, I was blown away. The environment is pristine. Tropical rain forest up on the mountains, especially around the live Arenal Volcano. And the oceanfront national park and Pacific beach at Manual Antonio. The people are wonderful. The society, unlike here in America, did not break down. Children walk home safely. I have even seen a kid running barefooted across the street to get some quick groceries.
Food, unlike here in America, is not fast and toxic. It’s slow and real.
You can easily sense an air of relaxation, calm and peace. Costa Rica is a so-called Third World country (by a warped definition imposed by the Western world), and the people are not rich. In fact, outside of the vastly-expanded tourism industry, people are poor. But unlike here in America, or now in my other country India, life’s worth is not measured by how much money you make, and how much wealth you’ve accumulated, and that too, how quickly.
Life has other priorities there. And that’s my definition of a true First World country.
I would go back there, at the drop of a hat.
Enjoy the photos.
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