After a long day in the air, we all met up outside of customs at the airport. We had a little trouble finding the right “red Mitsubishi van”, but eventually figured it out. We were looking for the Sara Bradshaw sign. Got all signed into the hotel and got our bearings from Heidi. After a hardy lunch, picked up provisions at the local supermarket for snacks between meals. My first recollections of San Jose is that it a lot of the polution is gone. Drivers even stopped for me in the crosswalk! (very unlike other parts of Latin America.) Tonight we are having an orientation to get our schedules together, and then the welcoming feast. Tomorrow morning we meet Edwin Garro, a UMassLowell grad in his office, to get his perspectives on Costa Rican business. Tomorrow we promise to post some pictures.