Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Pura Vida, which translates to "pure life", "plentiful life", or "full of life", is a phrase widely used in Costa Rica by the locals. The phrase also is used to mean "cool" , a greeting or farewell, or even sometimes to say "thank you". "Costa Ricans use the phrase to express a philosophy of strong community, perseverance, resilience in overcoming difficulties with good spirits, slowly enjoying life, and celebrating good fortune".
The country of Costa Rica is situated in Central America, really close to the equator which makes for a tropical paradise, abundant with life. Here you will see some of the prettiest beaches, biggest views and greenest plants but also you can meet some of the most amazing people. The "Ticos" are welcoming and make me feel right at home. Everything about Costa Rica is awesome which is why the country has exploded with tourism. It is the "Pura Vida" that separates it from the rest of the world.
For me, Costa Rica is a place where I am the most at peace with myself because I feel and see the creations of God all around me. The true beauties of life are everywhere in their purest form. It really is pure life. Maybe it is the incredible surroundings that make the attitudes of the people so great! It's hard to wake up without a smile on your face when you are overlooking the ocean, that's for sure. Pura Vida!
Costa Rica is a part of my life that I am so proud of. I believe with all my heart that everyone should experience the "Pura Vida". God created this country and this life as a gift for us and if you ever have the opportunity to see it first hand, jump all over it!
Bloggin by the sea!
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