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Travel Blogs from Nicoya
... br> various settings including private practice with people suffering from
chronic physical illnesses and hospice care. She arrived in Monteverde a
few years ago with her 5 year old son, Stuart. She founded PAWS
costarica (Promotion of Animal Wellbeing Society), a non-profit
organization to help educate people regarding the responsible and
compassionate treatment of animals. ...
... in the end. The work here makes me feel useful, like I help the community even if it's just a tiny bit.
Right now I've been in the park for three weeks, to tell everything I did in these three weeks would take me hours. Instead of doing that I'll tell the highlights, the things that impressed me most.
The first project I did here was the Biogarden, or the 'shitmachine' as the volunteers like to call it. The Biogarden consist of two part. One part is a big tank where ...
... this part of the drive always has rain and clouds. I was not used to this kind of thing...and I was excited. We had agreed that we would take turns driving.... so my friend drove the first half and I the second. I was unsure of what I should do as I never drove a left hand drive car or on other side of the road like in the US. This was new for me...and for the first few minutes I was adjusting...but it didn't take ...
The next morning the minibus picked me up at the Hotel and after going around town and picking up other passengers we headed out of Puerto Viejo and headed north up the coast, coming to Puerto LImon about 45 minutes later after driving past miles and miles of banana and pineapple plantations, some with roadside packing factories.
Coming closer to Puerto Limon we could see the mass of ships out to sea and although we skirted the City centre it was clear that this was a ...
... garbage dump where families sift through garbage for subsistance. They hope to make Potrero, via A.M., their second international site.
LaCross has an image as an elitist sport, and through this program they hope to change the perception. in partnership with Amazon, www.GiveSomeThing.com, whereby not-for-profits such as A.M. may publish a "wish list" of what they need -- anything sold on ...