Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Up with Geography: Costa Rica

Country Name:
Costa Rica

San Jose

North America

North American continent. Costa Rica outlined
in dark ink & shaded.

A close-up of Costa Rica & its neighbors.

Nicaragua, Panama

Water Borders:
Pacific Ocean, San Juan River, Caribbean Sea

Total Area:
19,653 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
San Jose, Puerto Limon, Alajuela, Heredia, Cinco Esquinas

Famous Geographical Point:
Lake Arenal

Famous Person:
Jorge Eduardo Arroyo-PĂ©rez, playwright, poet, ambassador & more

Book Set In/About:
Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica by Jack Ewing

A series of essays about the Costa Rican ecosystem written by a man who lives there. I have to admit that I tried to read this book a few years ago based on a friend's recommendation & couldn't get into it, but it has great reviews online so maybe it's just me.

Movie Set In/About:
"Viaje" (2015), directed by Paz Fabrega

After meeting at a party, two young Costa Ricans take a spontaneous camping trip together and their romance blossoms.

Headline of the Day:
"The Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica Being Shared Around the World" in The Costa Rican Times.


Patricia said...

Everyone's favorite place to go for eco-tourism! Thanks to you, I can now properly place it in CENTRAL America, not SOUTH America.

balyien said...

Yes, I still have trouble keeping Central and South American countries apart, although I'm nowhere near as bad at it as identifying where anything is in Africa (with a few exceptions like Egypt, South Africa, Somalia, etc.).