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Warm Field Clothes “on a shoe string”

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I forgot how cold Las Cruces Biological Station is at night. Overall, the station has breathtaking landscapes filled with the second largest collection of palm trees in the world, over 400 species of birds, >140 species of mammals, >140 species of reptiles and amphibians. Coto Brus-San Vito is the nearest large city to the station. Every now and then students and staff can take their time off at the town.

The other day a tree fell. To the right is the Wilson Garden.

The other day a tree fell. To the right is the Wilson Garden.

 

The other day, I went on a quest to find warm field clothes “on a shoe string” to San Vito de Jaba, the nearest town to the station. This quaint town is located in the canton of Coto-Brus. Walking around the town I cam across “Ropa Americana”, the Tico version of Savers. And I couldn’t help but walk-in.

Deals, deals...This is the sound where 10 pieces for 1,000 colones (~$4 USD).

Deals, deals…This is the section where 10 pieces for 1,000 colones (~$4 USD). On the other half of Ropa American, clothes are organized according to type of clothing.

I have to admit that this was by far, one of the best thrift shopping experience ever. Going through all the racks and heaps of clothes, I couldn’t help sing in my head Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” featuring Wanz. Morale of the story “Hey, you never know what you can find at thrift shops.” All mahalo (thanks) to the lanis (heavens) for the hook-up because Heaven’s knew that I needed some more warm field clothes to protect me from the many elements and dangers of the sometimes unforgiving rainforest. 🙂

Ball'n on a budget:  J-crew blazer: $4 Abercrombie & Fitch Polo: $0.40 Colombia Heavy Warm Jacket: $4 Patagonia Warm Jacket: $4 1 Nike field pants: $4 1 Patagonia field pants: $4 1 Nike warm pants: $4 1 Nike warm pants: $0.40 1 nice rug: $1 2 nice shirts: $0.80 1 Bob Marley Jacket: $4

Ball’n on a budget:
J-crew blazer: $4
Abercrombie & Fitch Polo: $0.40
Colombia Heavy Warm Jacket: $4
Patagonia Warm Jacket: $4
1 Nike field pants: $4
1 Patagonia field pants: $4
1 Nike warm pants: $4
1 Nike warm pants: $0.40
1 nice rug: $1
2 nice shirts: $0.80
1 Bob Marley Jacket: $4


Aole i pau.
Continuara
To be continued…
#BALLINon1BUDGET #CostaRica

 

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