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Pothole to Remember

June 13th, 2006

PotholeCosta Rica is famous for its terrible roads and while the roads in and around San Jose are certainly not great, the real problems are on the coasts.

However, there IS humor in almost everything, and anyone who has had the pleasure of dealing with the thoughtful and always courteous taxistas in San Jose may well feel an upswell of emotion in this photo!

Photo copyright La Nacion


One Response to “Pothole to Remember”

  1. Mike Nummy on July 13, 2006 3:37 pm

    I married a Tica. We dated long distance from Florida to Costa Riica and Back. Reminds me of what happened to me on one trip. We were in Carridabat coming home ( San Jose ) in my brother in laws new Honda. Tooling along with no traffic at 2 AM. All of a sudden – BANG – the front end came out from under the car and the right front wheel passed me. The street was freshly paved. I got and looked and there was this BIG HOLE in the street even though it was just paved. Seems they forgot to put a manhole extension in. I had to tow the car and pay big bucks to get it fixed. Guess what? Forward 1 year and my next trip. You guessed it – still no extension – but plenty of scrape marks. SO – La Pura Vida Yall – from FLorida

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