Living in Costa Rica as an American expat comes with a few complications like the fact that we're technically just perpetual tourists in the eyes of immigration. However, in the tradition of the pura vida lifestyle, we learn to take these complications and turn them into opportunities. In this case the immigration limit of 90 days in Costa Rica becomes an opportunity for a weekend adventure across one of Costa Rica's land borders. This weekend's opportunity took me to the Nicaraguan border where for the first time I attempted to drive my Costa Rican tagged car into Nicaragua. This lead to more complications that become yet another opportunity to solve travel problems on the fly and keep the shutter clicking. I had to leave the car at the border but I did make it to Granada and enjoyed the historical architecture, food, culture, and interesting street characters. Here's some shots from the trip. Enjoy!