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Aug 3, 2008 - Cartago, Costa Rica

We went to Cartago to see the pilgrimage that many Costa Ricans make every year to their "Black Virgen". Legend says she can cure anything from toe fungus to extreme disabilities. So, Costa Ricas walk (some for up to 11 days!) to see their Virgin and be healed. As they approach the church that houses the Virgin, they get down on their knees and walk up to the alter on their knees. It is an amazingly touching event to witness. Especially when you see old people that may have walked for days to get to this spot. You see their devotion and the...

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Apr 17, 2008 - Cartago

It was a lazy morning in Puerto Viejo, so Karen and I went to Bread and Chocolate for breakfast. We dropped off two from our tour, Antoinetta and Monica, at Cahuita and continued the long trip to San Jose. It was to be 4 hours, but we convinced everybody to take a detour through Cartago to see the cathedral and Maria Negro, the black Mary. The roads reminded Karen and I of those on our trip out to the Pacific coast - narrow, windy, just not as congested. The trip was worth it though. The interior of the church was fantastic... beautiful...

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