Meet Lotte. She is a beautiful old granma, an original 1971 Volkswagen Baywindow, Made in Germany on February 21st, 1971. Back then her young skin was Chianti Red, just like wine. Right after her birth she crossed the ocean to Panama. That's what she was meant for from the very beginning: the tropics. She must have had an interesting life, yet I haven't met anyone to tell me her stories. Somehow she got lost in Costa Rica several years ago, before I found her half dead and decided to bring her back to life.
Now she sits there in the shade of San José, enjoying the huge green area opposite of my apartment. I take her out for the weekends, because she loves the beach, the ocean, the surf. She's unbelievably strong for being 45 years old. Almost daily I take her out for a stroll.