Costa Rica 2012 - Brain Power

1:37 PM Kari R. 0 Comments

Another milestone of 2012 has been my Costa Rica trip!

As some background for you on why I went to Costa Rica (aside from the fact it's an awesome tropical vacation spot), one of my BFF's from high school is in the Peace Corps and got placed in Costa Rica.

Naturally, I used her time there as the perfect excuse for a trip.

After a quick pit stop in Texas (aka a run through the airport), my friend and I landed in San Jose, Costa Rica late at night. Greeted by the "ticos" or locals, we waited patiently for my friend to come pick us up from the airport to get our vacation started.

Since my friend has known me for well over ten years, she knew I'd be starving.

My first adventurous Costa Rican food was a fruit called grenadilla that looked like brains and is related to the passion fruit.

No joke, brains.
My midnight snack - Grenadilla

I'm not sure if it was because I was so hungry or delirious, I tried it without putting up much of a fight.

Surprisingly it wasn't that bad at all (aside from its looks). It had a nice crunch, kind of like Rice Crispy treats. Other than that, I can't really recall the rest of the taste since I pretty much passed out from exhaustion right after.