Thursday, January 17, 2013

The "Pura Vida" of Costa Rica

Costa Ricans have an expression Pura vida that translates as pure life, but means so much more.

It can be how you respond when someone asks you "How are you?"  It can be used to say everything is good.  It's also a way of describing something:
That person is really pura vida!  
What a day! Pura vida!

I've added a little bit of pura vida to my life in these past few weeks!  When my family asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told them that I would like to be able to do fun things here- you know, things that are pura vida.

Take a look at some of the things I've gotten to do in this beautiful country:
Skywalk in beautiful Monteverde
Sunset cruise
Dolphin watching

Yeah... I can say the weekends lately have been pretty pura vida :)  

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