Bought a piece of furniture yesterday!
Feeling more like home (and making up for all the furniture I had to give up a few weeks ago)
I have much respect for the big, sturdy, beautiful, handcrafted furniture of Costa Rica but I longed for something a bit more slim & contemporary. One of our friends told me about a place where she shops near San Ramon called "USA Mart 2 American" The entire store is furniture, appliances, tools, rugs and more - all imported from the US. She had purchased several pieces for her home (which I loved). So I went with a couple of friends and bought my first piece. You have to bargain there, which I am not good at but one of my friends bargained for the 3 of us. This piece ended up costing $157 US (currently the dollar is doing very well against the Costa Rica colón)
Great time to visit!