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BUYING COSTA RICA SOUVENIRS: OUR SECRET OBSESSION

I noticed lately that Ricky and I’ve been in full denial of one thing. We’ve grow to be the kind of people who find themselves utterly oblivious to their very own obsession(s). You realize the type of individuals I’m speaking about–individuals who love one thing, love doing one thing, or love not doing one thing, for that matter–a lot in order that their obsession is blatantly apparent to everybody… besides the obsessed. Like multi-cat-owning ladies who roll their eyes on the loopy cat woman down the road regardless of their hypocritical tackle cat love (“Did you see the sweater she knit for her cat? I imply, I purchase mine on the boutique. Who knits their very own cat clothes?”) or middle-aged gym-hating males who move judgment on the match man to keep away from judgement being handed on them (“That dude there–he clearly works out to pick-up women. Truthfully, who workouts for bodily well being and psychological well-being lately?”), I started to query whether or not we too had been kidding ourselves. The rationale for my doubt? Our unconscious compulsion for accumulating Costa Rica souvenirs.

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A word from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. Should you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any photographs, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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That is the half the place I might usually attempt to justify why we’re not the loopy sweater-knitting cat woman or the macho-womanizer gym-nut, however the fact is, we’re each (figuratively talking, in fact). So as an alternative, within the spirit of full disclosure, I assumed I might admit our obsession for what it’s and settle for what it has developed into: a quite full and numerous Costa Rica memento assortment. We should additionally settle for our lively position in truly accumulating its elements. And, if I’m being really trustworthy, by “accumulating” I imply “overindulging within the buy and hoarding of Costa Rican paraphernalia”. Don’t get me fallacious, we love each bit, however collectively they’ve consumed our residence and our workplace. We didn’t even intend to accumulate them within the first place, which is probably going how this obsession snuck up on us. It simply type of… occurred. I suppose all through our years of touring across the nation, exploring unfamiliar areas, assembly fascinating individuals, and making an attempt new issues we developed a behavior of choosing up somewhat one thing alongside the best way, and given the multitude of experiences we have now already had to date, it’s no marvel we’re left with, fairly frankly, not an entire lot of room for a lot else. 🙂

Blame it on our want to convey a bit of every previous journey expertise with us on each future journey (that, and we simply can’t say no to supporting native memento store house owners, artists, woodworkers, and different artful artisans), however now that we’re not blind to all that we’re surrounded by (fairly actually!), we admit, we’re surprisingly pleased with the set. Not solely does a fast peek at each bit recall an individual, place, or time in our reminiscence, however the mementos characterize the great thing about a land that our reminiscences remind us we’ve been so very lucky to have explored.

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A observe from the photographers: If the above picture seems elsewhere on-line with out credit score assigned to us and/or our web site(s), it has been stolen. Should you want to reproduce, quote, or paraphrase any pictures, textual content content material, or ideas that seem on our web site(s). please contact us first for permission.

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For these of you in search of concepts for Costa Rica souvenirs, hopefully the next photographs will act as inspiration in your buy(s). In fact, in true obsessive type, our pictures showcase solely a pattern of our complete assortment, as in true hoarder type, the remaining are misplaced in a wall of packing containers and bins. In the meanwhile, the 60+ souvenirs pictured under present an concept of the kinds of gadgets obtainable to travellers for buy in-country, no matter whether or not they’re on the lookout for a bit that highlights nationwide delight, shows unique paintings, represents meals and/or drink, can be utilized for private and/or sensible use, and/or is a particular one thing to convey slightly pura vida to their house decor. Oh, and should you’re questioning whether or not our obsession is actual (ie. whether or not we really personal as a lot stuff as we declare to do), for the aim of this submit we piled the Costa Rica  souvenirs we presently have entry to onto a desk in our eating room for photograph consistency. You wouldn’t consider the variety of doubters that exist in our house away from house: our on-line world (T. Swift was proper–the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate), so to keep away from questioning from our rivals and with a view to element a very genuine expertise for our readers (anybody can stroll right into a memento retailer, snap a couple of shelf photographs, write a weblog submit concerning the contents, and name it a day), we consider our in-house memento photographs displayed under show our level, our devotion, our expertise, our wacky and wondrous will to gather (yr after yr, piece by piece), and our wonderfully-warranted obsession.

Notice: scroll over any photograph under to view the memento sort.

OUR COLLECTION OF COSTA RICA SOUVENIRS

Nationwide delight

Paintings (Indigenous and non-Indigenous paintings included)

Food and drinks

Private and sensible use

Residence decor

BUYING TIPS FOR COSTA RICA SOUVENIRS

So, you’ve determined to purchase souvenirs throughout your journey. Nice! Right here’s what we advocate doing, what we advocate not doing, the place we advocate going, and the way we advocate behaving all through the method (you understand, as a result of we’re all about respectful journey!). 🙂

Purchase the Costa Rica souvenirs you want if you see them

Not all memento shops or in style vacationer locations providing memento shops are created equal, so there’s no assure you’ll discover that distinctive trinket you noticed 4 days in the past midway throughout the nation on the subsequent few outlets you propose to flick through earlier than heading house.

Don’t depart your Costa Rica memento purchasing till the final day of your journey

Positive, you’ve been busy exploring the nation alongside the best way, however choosing up souvenirs all through your journey is an effective method to make sure you gather mementos that remind you of a sure one thing, reminiscent of a tour, a restaurant, a location, a lodge, a particular expertise, and so forth. Apart from, memento procrastination can solely result in one factor: stocking up on no matter is on the market to you final minute on the finish of your journey, together with stuff you could not even like, merely to have the ability to return residence with one thing “particular”.

Buy Costa Rica souvenirs you truly like and plan to show, use, and so forth.

There’s no larger level we’ve made all through this weblog submit than that we’ve got means, means an excessive amount of Costa Rica paraphernalia. Most of it we use or have out on show round our residence and workplace, however a few of it’s buried in our storage room and infrequently sees the sunshine of day. Why? As a result of we now have no objective for it and/or we aren’t too thrilled about taking a look at it day in and day trip. Keep away from turning into a participant within the act of careless buying by shopping for souvenirs with a plan in min. If a specific merchandise gained’t serve you a objective or put a smile in your face if you catch a glimpse of it in your wall, shelf, desk, and so forth. one week, month, or yr from now, why waste your hard-earned funds on it?

Pay for souvenirs within the foreign money they’re priced in

Outlets in in style vacationer areas most frequently worth souvenirs in USD, however smaller outlets, stands discovered alongside the aspect of the street, and beach-side cubicles sometimes deal with Costa Rican Colones (not solely do they have a tendency to cost souvenirs in Colones, they could solely settle for cost by way of Colones too). Paying retailer tenders with the kind of foreign money they anticipate avoids the necessity for cash to be transformed from one foreign money to a different (ie. from USD to Colon, or vice versa) minimizing the danger of calculation errors and/or using poor foreign money conversion charges.

Keep away from buying Costa Rica souvenirs on the airport and/or at lodge memento shops as a lot as attainable

I’ll admit, I’ve participated in my justifiable share of those in-a-pinch memento purchases, and never as soon as was I happy with myself for the final minute purchase. Each time, I knew I might discover extra genuine items at extra reasonably priced costs at smaller, unbiased, hole-in-the-wall-type locations, and most significantly, by doing so I might have lent my funds to a store proprietor probably dwelling sale-to-sale as an alternative of fueling the hearth of economic dominance. Arg!

Store round for one of the best worth for Costa Rica souvenirs, however don’t barter

Has it ever been completed? Sure. It’s cheesy, however sure. Will some store house owners decrease their costs? Sure. Can we advocate counting on them doing so or going as far as asking for them to take action? No. Right here’s why. Costa Ricans have to make a dwelling identical to everybody else, and just because they’re residents of a second-world nation doesn’t give travellers from first-world nations a ticket to disrespect or devalue their livelihood. Positive, many shops will overprice their merchandise, some to purposely benefit from vacationers and others as a result of they truthfully don’t know any higher. In both case, if the worth of a memento is greater than what you are feeling it’s value, don’t purchase it at that retailer (or anyplace, if a lower cost can’t be discovered elsewhere). If the worth of an merchandise is what you’d worth the merchandise at, then pay the listed worth. That two, three, or 4 dollars you need to save your self (after the “there’s no hurt in making an attempt to barter” considered justification pops into your head), could possibly be the shop proprietor’s dinner, or his bus ticket, or a part of her youngster’s faculty uniform. It might be pocket change to you, however it could possibly be life altering to another person. Working example, don’t overpay for an merchandise you don’t really feel is value it, however don’t underpay merely since you undervalue the place or who it comes from.

QUESTION TO COMMENT ON: Have you ever been to Costa Rica? Aside from nice reminiscences, what did take residence as a visit memento?

Pura vida!

Should you’re extra of a visible learner, take a second to view our gallery pictures under showcasing all of our memento samples.

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