When I travel, I like to purchase something from the country I am visiting. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just something I can take home to remind me later of the place I’ve travelled to. If possible, I like to make my purchase from a local artisan, hoping my dollars are helping someone live his or her dream of creating art for a living. Plus, I generally think it’s a good thing to contribute to the communities we visit.
We met this artisan on our way to the beach in Playa Samara. As you can see from the photo, he creates jewelry using surgical stainless steel and natural stones. Every link is bent and linked together to create the chains on which he adds the stones. Tedious work. I wondered if anyone would dare to purchase the steel bra he had made…
Well not me… I decided on a necklace for 9,000 colones (approximately Cdn$18.00). It will forever be a reminder of our first trip to Costa Rica!
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