Sunday, January 30, 2011

Museo Nacional

The following day we went to the National Museum of Costa Rica in San Jose and learnt a lot about the history of the country. I was amazed by the perfectly spherical stone archeological monuments that were made by the pre-Columbian in habitants of the country. It was also very interesting to learn about the ethnical diversity within Costa Rica and the historical events that created them. Such as the afro-Caribbean population in the Limón province that came to work on the plantations there and the Chinese that also came to Costa Rica to make railroads. For that reason I was not surprised when we ended up going to a Chinese restaurant for lunch and when I saw like a million Chinese families all speaking Spanish.

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