Travel Blogs from Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

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Getting Sick in Costa Rica - A True Blessing, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Getting Sick in Costa Rica - A True Blessing

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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BEING THAT I'M UNINSURED... Costa Rica was the perfect place to take on an ear infection! A few days ago, I started to feel a sharp pain and stuffiness in my right ear. If I had been in the US, a doctor's visit and prescribed antibiotic would have cost ...

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically

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MY NEW FAMILY IN COSTA RICA In previous entries I have mentioned Doña Zoraida. She is my neighbor and has been my hiking buddy for the last two months. Her family has really taken me in as one of their own and I have grown close to her daughter, sons, ...

My Mom's Arrival, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Arrival

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PICKING MY MOM AT THE AIRPORT After planning my mom's trip to Costa Rica what seems like ages ago, the date arrived and so did my mom! Doña Zoraida and her son, Carlos were kind enough to go to the airport with me and pick her up. We enjoyed great ...

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Life in the "Big" city of Ciudad Colon

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... a much closer walk than the town of Piedades, which is where I had been going for my grocery shopping and general exploration needs. Ciudad Colon also has much more going on and is a much bigger city. I enjoyed my truly leisurely walk (a reward after such ...

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Last day in Costa Rica

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... 4 out of 7 Costa Rican provinces and 2 countries in Central America in less than 1 week! On her last day, we took it easy and checked out the local park in Ciudad Colon, went grocery shopping and enjoyed the beautiful view from my balcony one last ...

Oct 4th, third class of the semester has started!, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Oct 4th, third class of the semester has started!

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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Hi everyone, sorry that I haven't written in a while, for the last two weeks I could be found hiding under a pile of textbooks, trying to keep up with school and producing papers. The good news is that my second class is now over, and as of this morning ...

Week one in Ciudad Colon, Ciudad Colon, Canton de Mora, Costa Rica travel blog

Week one in Ciudad Colon

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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Its been a great week. I got to Costa Rica on Monday, after travelling for what seemed like an eternity. Despite the fact that I was a bit over two hours late getting in, my landloard and roomate-to-be were incredibly still waiting for me at the ...

The adventures of the mysterious phone cable...., Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

The adventures of the mysterious phone cable....

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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... pictures taken with us. And finally the adventures of the mysterious phone cable. It's been super windy since we got back to Ciudad Colon and our apartment isn't holding up too well. There have been many a nights when I thought we were having ...

First week of school, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

First week of school

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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School started this week, so far so good. The lectures were interesting, and our seminar group is made up of 20 people from different disciplines and different parts of the world. It was interesting discussing different conflict theories with people ...

a weekend at home, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

a weekend at home

A travel blog entry by brigidg

... needs, and my evaluation is asking whether increasing school success for this socially ostracized population has decreased xenophobic tendencies among Costa Rican students in the schools where the IOM intervened. I'm going to be looking at a big school ...

Second week of school, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Second week of school

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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... . It was a great night eating Spanish tortilla (Jose's from Spain), drinking sangria and listening to our Tico friends playing traditional Costa Rican music and singing. Stela and I have vowed to have them over more often, and record them. I've been ...

Summer entry, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Summer entry

A travel blog entry by brigidg

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... school in a marginalized neighbourhood on the outskirts of San Jose. The neighbourhood is filled with migrants from other regions of Costa Rica and from Nicaragua. Through focus groups with the teachers I was able to determine that there are problems of ...

Back from the Hiatus, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica travel blog

Back from the Hiatus

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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Dear all,      This is no way to re-enter the world of blogging after such a respite.  Though, I felt compelled to write, and since the impetus comes so rarely, I thought I'd follow it through.  This is very reactionary and ...

Beauty and Baking, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica travel blog

Beauty and Baking

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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... -adventure through the jungle" type stories always come out.  It's the delicate beauty of daily life I seek.  Here in Costa Rica, where have I found that beauty?       1. People. There have been moments of true ...

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