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Tourism into the past

Time November 15th, 2013 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

Probably my favorite class I’ve taken here is Social History of Costa Rica. Our professor, Carlos, is brilliant and likely one of the premier scholars on the socioeconomic and political history of Central America.

He took us on a bus tour to travel back in time.

First, we went to La Basilica de Los Angeles, the same place I visited during El Día de la Virgen de los Angeles. It’s the most important church in Costa Rica.

Then, we checked out Guayabo National Monument, which is, for all intents and purposes, the Machu Pichu of Costa Rica. It’s the most important archaeological site in the country and the home of the remains of a pre-Columbian capital.

We also visited two churches. All that’s left of the first are ruins of the oldest church built in Costa Rica.

But the second is the oldest functioning church in the country.

We also checked out an incredible vista of the surrounding area.

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Día de al Virgen de los Ángeles

Time August 23rd, 2013 in College Study Abroad | No Comments by

I meant to post this a while ago but lost track of the time.

My family drove to Cartago one evening to pick up other members of my family. They had just walked from San José to Cartago (no easy feat) to celebrate El Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles.

And we weren’t the only ones making the trip.

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Follow the rest of my adventure throughout Costa Rica here at IFSA-Butler’s blog, at my blog, on Twitter or even on Facebook.

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