Urban bus tour celebrates San José
9 hours ago
*** begin quote ***
“When you’re on vacation,” says Andrés Oreamuno, “you want to take the most advantage of your time. You don’t want to waste a minute.”
So Oreamuno came up with an idea: Since thousands of travelers end up in San José, why not show them the sights? Most people end up lost and bored in Costa Rica’s capital, because they don’t know where to go or what they’re looking at. But what if they could jump on a bus and learn about the city’s sights and history in a comprehensive two-hour jaunt?
The result is Costa Rica City Square Tours, a two-month-old business that attracts between six and 16 intrepid tourists per day. Oreamuno came up with the idea during a visit to Chicago, when he watched his older brother run the Chicago Marathon. Because the Oreamunos didn’t have much time to explore the city, they took a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. Andrés was inspired, and when he returned to Costa Rica he developed the idea.
*** and ***
Oreamuno has his own experience in unfamiliar places: He studied marketing and management at Manhattan College in New York City, and he spent a semester in Australia. A diminutive and gentle young man, Oreamuno feels strongly about the importance of San José.
“Most of the history and culture of Costa Rica is in San José,” he asserts.
*** end quote ***
Oreamuno, Andrés [MC????]
# – # – # – # – # 2015-Jan-01 @ 13:46
I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Andres.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
# – # – # – # – # 2015-Jan-02 @ 13:14
Yes Andres is one of our graduates – I believe he is a December 2013 or May 2014 graduate. He is very resourceful, smart and lots of fun. I have met his mother and she is an entrepreneur from the word go. I am not surprised that he has started a business of his own.
Happy New Year.
Dr. Carolyn E. Predmore
School of Business
515 De La Salle Hall
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471
[JR: Thanks, Prof P. Much appreciated.]
# – # – # – # – # 2015-Jan-03 @ 12:17