Thursday, May 13, 2010

"I live 200m south of the big church, 50m east of McDonalds!"

So, you may be wondering why we haven't sent you our address yet? Or even bothered to send a postcard? Well that's because addresses in Costa Rica are a little confusing. Street signs do not exist, which can get a little confusing when you do not name a road. Addresses are as follows: "200m south from the big cathedral and 400m east of McDonalds, next to the black electricity box". Seriously! It can get a little frustrating to say the least. My language school was '100m south and 50m east of the old fig tree..." By 'old' they mean "no longer there", which is equally frustrating! Lord only knows what happens when they move McDonalds! Either all hell will break loose or the address will be modified to "400m east of where McD's used to be..." I shouldn't laugh because this is highly possible..!

However, there is hope at the end of the tunnel! Apparently we have to get a PO Box from the post office, which we can't do until we find out our new "physical address" ie "300m up the hill by the bar with the blue sign". Oh, and we need to find the post office too - it's not like we can just look up the address online! So bear with us!

Stef x

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