Who knew a volcano could be freezing. When you’re at 11,000 ft. elevation and biting wind, it can.
Our last day in Costa Rica we went to a volcano and then did some shopping at a street market in San Jose. The volcano was really unusual and beautiful in a surface-of-the-moon sort of way but was bitterly cold.
On the way down from the volcano was stopped on the side of the road for a sack lunch. We had a beautiful view of the valley below and an abandoned insane asylum. We were told that the asylum has become a tourist attraction b/c of the horrible conditions the people were kept in many years ago. It is also supposedly haunted. I dare you to spend the night in that place and not run home crying like a little girl.
In San Jose we found toys for the boys and souvenirs for us. I impressed one vendor with my knowledge of the names of animals in Spanish. Thank you Dora, thank you.