Quinta Don Fernando
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... grows here in rich dirt fields unlike how it grows in water in Hawaii) and yuca...a potato like tuber. Pineapples are a big crop here and they are sorted in sizes....# 8 go to Europe (8 in a box), #5 goes to US (5 in a box....we like them bigger!).
First stop was town of Sonafluca where we visited a farm and got to make our own empanadas from the corn flour (Masa), salt and water mixed by the mother at the house. We each ...
... For me, these two weeks have been interesting, to say the least. I
have been challenged by the students in a much different manner than previous
experiences, but I feel like I have learned a lot while I've been here. I love
the smiling faces at Manos, and feel like we made a huge difference in the
Jireh clinic. I hope the students are getting more out of these two weeks than
they are alluding to, and I hope the ...
... the armrest. We both also had a terrible fear of not reaching our hotel by nightfall, as night-driving was near the top of the list of “Things not to do in Costa Rica if you value your life” in nearly every guidebook. Despite this fear, I was facing a more immediate concern...Heather having a heart attack, so I whipped our truck off of the road and into the parking lot of our first soda, the little mom and pop roadside food stands that are all over in Costa ...
... had to memorize in school haha Oh and, side note, I found out we are going zip lining on Saturday!! Woop woop. Super excited for that haha. Thanks for all your prayers :) Adios, Katherine "Wait for The Lord; Be strong and take heart and wait for The Lord." Psalm 27:12-14 And love the message translation with STAY with God... "I'm sure now I'll see God's goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don't quit. I'll say it again: Stay with God." Psalm ...
... zero tourist shops.
Since we struck out on that front we decided to hail a taxi and head back to the hotel. So we headed to Parque Central (Central Park) which is in front of the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral). The north and east sides of the park is where the taxis cue to wait for passengers. Every city has their own paint scheme for taxis. In San Jose it was bright, fire engine red with a small yellow triangle on the ...
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