Costa Rica was steamy and dreamy. I journeyed there with about a dozen co-workers for a dear friend's wedding. The trip was beautiful beyond words and so saturated with emotion.
Pura vida is Spanish for "pure life." According to trusty Urban Dictionary, it's the law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.
It's safe to say we embraced pura vida through savoring the pace of beach life, the bursts of color at sunset, reading reading reading, and our little work family. We were silly beans, per usual, but somehow I found myself engaging in deep, challenging, and thought-provoking conversations that seemed a little heavy for the beach, but were a good dose of nourishment for the spirit.
Below are snaps from my phone!