Day nine of our Costa Rican experience. What can I say that hasn’t been said? Yesterday, we visited Hologic, a company that specializes in manufacturing medical devices. It was very interesting to see how the devices worked. The employees were so warm and friendly. It was very easy to ask them questions about Costa Rican life.
Afterwards, I walked 6 or 7 miles around San Jose, just taking in the atmosphere and breathing in the life of the city. There is a very busy marketplace in the center of San Jose, where the streets are closed to traffic and pedestrians can take advantage of the various shops, restaurants and markets lining the street. It was a great way to people watch and to see more of the area. We also walked to a huge park where we met a woman from Delaware who was here alone. She showed us her pictures of Monteverde and of the various museums she visited so far. She seemed almost relieved to have someone to talk to that spoke English and was also glad to have Juan be able to translate Spanish for her.
After taking a cab back to the hotel and discussing a case study, we enjoyed a meal at a restaurant called Ave 2. It was a nice way to end a great day.