(San José) My last day in Costa Rica was about as uneventful as they come- always great when traveling. We packed up at La Selva this morning, and after lunch said our goodbyes and took a bus to San José. What should have been a two hour trip was actually 4.5 hours due to an accident on the winding mountain highway. Not a complete loss because I got to catch up on some work and sleep, but I would have liked a little more time to wander around the city in the daytime. We were all actually a little but disappointed by how perfect the temperature is here, because after two weeks in the heat of La Selva, we were pretty keen on jumping in the hotel pool this afternoon.
Overall, I have nothing but good things to say about my experiences here. Costa Rica is a beautiful place, and the infrastructure for work and tourism here is very well developed, not to mention it is easy to get here from the States. All of these things make it pretty tempting to explore the possibility of doing a project here someday. The course itself was also incredibly informative. I learned so much, and not just from the instructors, but the other students as well. I just hope that my ignorance of beetles didn’t detract in any way from the other students’ experiences!