This photo is from our contributor in Costa Rica, Nuria who says,

In this picture, you can see one of the most beautiful buildings in the capital, the Central Post Office in San José, Costa Rica. It was built between 1914 and 1917 and it houses the Stamp Museum that allows tourists to learn about the development of the Costa Rican Postal Service. At the back there’s the National Bank, which is the highest building in Costa Rica.

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About the author

Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.