Last year for our annual vacation we decided to go to Costa Rica, yay! It turned out to be an awesome trip and boy. The feeling of going to foreign land without knowing a word of the language was really unique and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. This was a 10 day trip and as usual with all my vacations, it did not feel long enough. We reached San José (CR) on 25th Dec 2010 by the early morning flight. Loaded with all the information that I could find in all the tourist guides, thought I was well ready for the hinterland of the tourist world. But, as soon as we landed, we were swindled by a cab driver and he charged us $10 more than the fare. And I immediately felt comfortable, kinda felt at home. The character of Costa Rica is very similar to India. Foreign tourists get swindled, roads are bad and the country doesn’t have freakin’ postal addresses! They survive by mentioning distance from landmarks.