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Maybe just a drop in the bucket...but a big drop, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Maybe just a drop in the bucket...but a big drop

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... so mindbogglingly strange to me that in an hour I won't be surrounded by these friends that have been so integral in my Costa Rican experience. I leave Orosi in an hour.  And I'm scared.  This place, so foreign at first, a place where I ...

Oh!  Cool Air!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Oh! Cool Air!

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... San Jose definitely has its tourist-oriented aspects (namely a lot of "souvenir" shops selling plastic and tee shirts that say "Costa Rica" and "Pura Vida"). However, it is easy to actually go to places that arenīt just oriented toward travellers. We ...

Chiclet, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

Chiclet

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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I have a great job. Every day I am showered with little gifts from my students - candy, flowers, stickers, drawings. It's great. I always feel loved. But the other day one of my first grade girls comes in and hands me a little puppy. I exclaim how ...

Stuck in Time, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Stuck in Time

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... would be.  But now I understand.  It was a great month, an easy month, but not how I will remember my time in Costa Rica.  Orosi is a vacation, a great vacation but not real life.  Good times are always had here...even while ...

My life as a social butterfly, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

My life as a social butterfly

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... would have dance with him the whole night. But what followed instead was one of hte most embarrassing ten minutes of my life in Costa Rica. I knew I was in trouble after the first quick turn. The eyes of the grannies gew wider and wider as the turns ...

Fieldtrip!, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

Fieldtrip!

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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Friday, in Costa Rica, was Tree Day.  And to celebrate Tree Day the entire school was going to go plant trees on a finca owned by some French expats up in the mountains.  This seemed very logical, considering that it was tree day and all.  ...

Cowboy town Canas, Caņas, Costa Rica travel blog

Cowboy town Canas

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Day 91 April 5th continued - We board the boat and find long enough seats for a nap for an hour or two. I killed my time at the dock watching a young German family with their very young daughter, she seemed the perfect young traveller. The boat ride was ...

Preparing for the Future, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

Preparing for the Future

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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As a fun ending for my unit on jobs and places, I decided to have a career day for my students. When I told them that they would need to come to school dressed as what they wanted to be when they grew up, yes anything they wanted, they screamed with ...

Pura Vida...eventually, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida...eventually

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My first night in Orosi was probably the one of the most terrifying of my life.  I had arrived in San Jose the night before with the other WorldTeach volunteers in an excited blur of massive amounts of luggage and getting to know you ...

Happiest Place on Earth and You Are Staying ......, Heredia, Costa Rica travel blog

Happiest Place on Earth and You Are Staying ......

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... able to live with Clem’s family last year in France to experience an insider’s view of French village life, and now see Costa Rica from a true Tico viewpoint. German and Rosa picked us up at the bus station in San Jose and made it clear from ...

Another hot, dry, dusty town!, Liberia, Costa Rica travel blog

Another hot, dry, dusty town!

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Day 92 April 6th continued - The bus trip takes just over an hour. Along the way I stay awake to appreciate the countryside of Costa Rica and some amazing scenes. Jumping off the bus, around ten guys offer me a taxi, but seeing as the hostel ...

What?  No Air conditioning?, Heredia, Costa Rica travel blog

What? No Air conditioning?

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... finally got our exit stamp after another 45 minutes or so.  Then haul the bags back onto the bus, drive about 100 metres into Costa Rica, claim  our bags off the bus and get back into a line.  All good until we found out Costa Rica is ...

Quite a trip, Cartago, Costa Rica travel blog

Quite a trip

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... responsibilities of being Teacher.  And then the bus broke down and we found ourselves sitting on a curb sweating in the Southern Costa Rica sun, experiencing heat that I hadnīt in a long time.  We watched as the bus driver repeatedly tried to ...

I had a day..., La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

I had a day...

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I woke up and it was still raining.  It had started raining the day before.  And none of the pelo de gato of Orosi, weīre talking torrential downpour and winds that I was sure would land me in the Land of Oz.  And it was cold.  Not ...

Staying in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.., Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Staying in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica..

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... reggae town of Puerto Viejo... Together with Cahuita, some 15 km north, P.V. is probably the most underestimated destination in Costa Rica, but it has everything, like they say... the beautiful national parks of Cahuita and Manzanillo, not to mention the ...

Maromero - Orphanage visit, Heredia, Costa Rica travel blog

Maromero - Orphanage visit

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   On top of everything else he does, German is a famous children's entertainer, named Maromero. In Central America he is known everywhere by both parents and children alike.  Everywhere we went, kids would run up to hug him and parents ...

Costa Rica, the journey has begun..., Central-america, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica, the journey has begun...

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Our three months journey (minimum!) begun relaxing in Montezuma, Costa Rica, a gringo-hippie town at the pacific ocean on the Nicoya-peninsula. After traveling alone in Panama, Emma joined me to explore this part of the world together. We decided to go to ...

Politics and Religion, Cartago, Costa Rica travel blog

Politics and Religion

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... to write about the unfairness of American Globalization.  And I started to get really fired up.  I told them that Costa Rica didn't need American progress, which leaves many of its people without decent health care, but that change should come ...

The First Day of School, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

The First Day of School

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... .  How can I possibly be about to start a year teaching English to kids in a town of 500 people in the middle of nowhere Costa Rica?!!!  Not to mention that I have no idea what my schedule is or how many kids will be in my classes, or even where ...

Not much to say about San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Not much to say about San Jose

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... try to hold the cookies, I'll go for some grapes and fruit! No I'm serious, no cookies! When the bus finally arrive in Costa Rica it's 2am Panama time which turned out to be 1am Costa Rica time. I spent ten minutes haggling with taxi drivers. ...

Merrily We Roll Along, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Merrily We Roll Along

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I wrote a very long and inspiring entry, really it was very good if I do say so myself, and as I was sending it, the internet went dead. So itīs gone now, lost to the internet gods.  I will write another one at some point, and maybe it will be even ...

Hey guys, this is your lucky day!!!, Jaco, Costa Rica travel blog

Hey guys, this is your lucky day!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... good, but as soon as the weekend is over it gets quiet and a bit boring. The beaches are not particularly nice, to be Costa Rica, and the town got little atmosphere. A bit like an US suburb or small city with strip malls and fast food chains dotting the ...

When it rains, it pours...everyday part 2, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

When it rains, it pours...everyday part 2

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Costa Rican women love their shoes. And I mean LOVE in a way that even my college roommate, who must own at least ten pairs of cowboy boots alone, wouldnīt understand. These women are obsessed with shoes on a totally different level then American ...

Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!, Piedades de Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!

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THE LONGEST HIKE Today Doņa Zoraida suggested we walk to Ciudad Colon, which would be about an hour and a half. The two times I had been to Ciudad Colon in the past, I had taken a taxi for approx $2, so I was excited to learn the walking route. Hey, ...

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it

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FORECAST FOR TODAY: RAIN So when I came to Costa Rica, I knew I would be hitting their rainy season. What I didn't know is that when they say it rains every day, guess what, it rains every day! I have been here for three weeks and have yet to see a ...

One mis-step and you are a part of the forest!, Heredia, Costa Rica travel blog

One mis-step and you are a part of the forest!

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... Ati and her husband (the Israeli couple), and Francisco and Carla. We enjoyed the sounds of the waterfalls along with a tasty Costa Rican buffet lunch. YUM. We then set about hiking to the actual falls. There was a series of narrow and ...

It's a Jungle Out There, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

It's a Jungle Out There

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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... no avail, and it was the same case in Quepos, so our video camera remained out of action for the majority of our time in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio National Park is situated just south of Quepos. The road to the entrance is a narrow, steep road with ...

Sleeping by the sea, Montezuma, Costa Rica travel blog

Sleeping by the sea

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... for dinner and this is when we met some more people. Firstly there was Rosa from Finland, 20 years old and spending 3 months in Costa Rica learning Spanish and enjoying the warm weather. She lives in Finland near the Arctic so pretty cold and they have no ...

Day 56., Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Day 56.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I've been traveling for 56 days now. Almost two months. So I made it past six weeks on my own without running home to Mom. It was a tiny fear I had before setting off on this trip. That I would get bored or something and hence wanted to head home earlier ...

Surfs Up!!!, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

Surfs Up!!!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... sit still for awhile...and that sitting is preferably done on a beach. The location this time is Playa Tamarindo on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. This lovely stretch of speckled sand dotted with small hotels unfolds around a large bay with gentle breaking ...

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