Costa Rica trip: Introduction

By Maangchi

My 10 days trip to Costa Rica was awesome! Whenever I travel to any place, I always think that I could live there forever. Costa Rica was not exceptional that way.

People in Costa Rica are very genuine and friendly. Their food is good and most of all, so many people can speak English there. I had no communication problem during my trip.

It was a short trip, so I had to skip many other good places to visit, but I did my best to see and feel the country as much as I could.

I met interesting people, ate good food, saw so many exotic animals, birds, flowers, plants, volcanoes, and fruits!

And! And! Ooh whoo! I did an exciting event! : )
I cooked Korean chicken soup for my amigos there! They loved my chicken soup and enjoyed it a lot. I filmed it with my small digital camera, so it will be posted on my website and YouTube soon. I hope the quality of film is good. Let’s see.

I scheduled my itinerary as simple as I could because I wanted to relax instead of running everywhere. I wanted to reduce travel time, but it ended up being busy everyday. Yes, I can’t sit at the beach comfortably or sleep late in the hotel rooms. That’s my nature.

I woke up early morning and told my daughter, “sleep more..”, but she could not sleep enough because her mom was making noise to prepare to go out in the early morning. : )
Luckily she is very adventurous and curious about so many things about the country, which makes me feel really good!

I have received many emails and messages from my readers. They want to hear my travel story. So I’m going to post some photos of what I saw, what I ate, and whom I met.

Stay tuned!


  1. Brigitte Montreal,Canada joined 1/10 & has 29 comments

    You look great without any makeup maangchi!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. min California joined 5/10 & has 7 comments

    You are a natural born 21st century anthropologist! Not only do you learn from the people of different cultures, you bring them a bit of Korea to them. And what better way to connect than with food that is made with so much care (Jung)?

  3. annabanana Vancouver, Canada joined 2/09 & has 68 comments

    They call it joie de vivre. That’s what you have, Maangchi. I also love that you bring your own food and cooking ware – I read in your latest post that you used your own steamer and had gim on hand to add to your doshirak=)

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