After my not so pleasant arrival into Costa Rica (thank you, but no thank you taxi men). My friend picked me up and we headed back to her apartment in San Jose. On the drive back to the apartment I was shocked to see locals walking down the side of the highway.
Immediately, I ask, “OMG, why is that man walking down the side of the highway” and my friend explains that it’s actually pretty normal in Costa Rica. In addition there are people weaving in and out of the lanes of traffic trying to sell food. I was in awe, it was a very real feeling of culture shock. Things are different here. And not in a bad or good way, just different.