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Antigua, Guatemala

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

No fancy tour or excursion today. Instead, a walk down the street adjacent to where we docked. It was a sweltering day, so even the stroll was abbreviated. As with most tourist ports, the area next to the ships is a tourist trap: lots of stalls selling a myriad of souvenirs and a lot of local food places, some of questionable quality. 

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Buildings of interest
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Originally built as the port customs building, it is now part of the University system.

 

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Murals at an abandoned outdoor theater.

 

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Speaking of rifles and such, Costa Rica is very proud that they abolished their army in 1949.

 

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Even the old electrical panel has an attractive look.
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Many small restaurants push the local cuisine, including some happy oysters.

 

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Another example of the local food styles.

 

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What we thought was a prison because of the guards, serious fencing, and guard towers is a hospital.

 

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Grocery/ Casino


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Gnarly trees
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Etc.

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Harbor escorts


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Our Ride

 

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Traditional Beach scene

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