Tightly packed houses line the cement streets as residents’ dogs eye me as I walk down the streets of San José. Downtown swarmed with people heading every which direction the feeling can overwhelms me, despite my urban upbringing. The image of a typical city.
Despite this, plants appear to rule over concrete in Costa Rica. There is a prevalence of greenery almost everywhere that break through cement. The man-made city is no match for the tropical rainforest and instead of fighting they each accentuate the other.