San Vito, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Saturday, June 14, 2014

We have wonderful memories about San Vito and the friendly people we met there.
During our final days, Senior Luis Solis went with us to the Wilson Botanical Gardens, which are close to San Vito. This place includes an extensive tree collection and endangered plants from Costa Rica. It is a training ground for scientists from all around the world. But it also teaches the public some basics about tropical ecology.
On our last day, we continued to explore the farm of Senior Solis. There is a nice, cool river close to his house. When we went there, Senior Solis used his big, freshly sharpened machete to clear the way for us. It was quiet an experience! He was clearing vegetation that grows higher then we are tall.
While walking around on his farm for the last time, Senior Solis told us a lot about his future dreams. He has a lot of organic projects on his mind, which he wants to start soon. We wish him all the best and look forward to hear about all the developments.
Each day, we learned a lot from him. Once we are back in Europe, we want to create an organic garden as well! We will stay in contact with him so that we can continue to exchange our knowledge and ideas.
We enjoyed the time we spent with Senior Solis, his family and friends. Often times, happy children were visiting his farm. They love him and he loves them.

He and his friends prepared typical, delicious Costa Rican food for us with a big smile on their faces. We also had a good time when we were preparing food for them, which we like to eat in our home countries.

Thank you for everything!