Liberia, Guanacaste (Costa Rica)

Bryant's first area in Costa Rica is the city of Liberia. It is the capital city of the Guanacaste province which is the northern most province in Costa Rica.  Nicaragua borders the province to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west (see map). It is a small quiety city and is relatively small by US standards. It has a population of about 35,000 people. It has a colonial atmosphere and is often called "la ciudad blanca" (white city) because most of the buildings are made of white washed adobe. The region is the most sparsely populated of any region in Costa Rica. It has the largest cattle farms in the entire country. Bryant lives in fairly humble place with 3 other missionaries from the states.

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This is the back side of the place where Bryant lives. He shares it with three other missionaries.

Here is Bryant with a boy he sees everyday as he leaves his place. Most of the kids do not wear shoes in Liberia.

Bryant with one of his prized lizards. Says he helped restore an injured one to good health again.

Bryant with one of his bull friends on preparation day. This would be a common site in Liberia.

Keldrey Naverrette. A little girl of a member family that Bryant visits often.

Bryant with some Costa Rican kids. Looks like they are playing with some makeshift weapons.

Taking a little nap on preparation day. Looks pretty comfortable.

Two toads that Bryant found cleaning up the back yard of Hermana Naverrette.

Monkey that Bryant spotted in some trees as he was walking one day.

Chapel in Liberia (Guanacaste province)

Bunk Beds in Bryant's apartment

Baptism of sisters Hernany & Zianny

Bryant with Leonidas in mountains

Bryant with children of Leonidas on Christmas day

Bryant enjoys some coco juice

With Elder Graesser in front of temple in Costa Rica

Felix and Rosa family (Milagro, Blenda, Glenda,...)

After some papayas in his first place

Bryant gets new place in Liberia

Tarantula scales Bryant's shirt