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Travel Blogs from Nuevo Arenal
... I traveled here alone and, without a full understanding of the
language, I remained alone…I think that is the main difference, here I am alone
and I really do not like being alone. Sure I made a few friends but I really like people and a few friends isn't enough, I need to be surrounded by friends to be happy.
I wanted to be that bold independent women who could travel the world alone without fear…but I don’t think I am. I don’t think I ...
... Our group's digestive issues continued today (I have had belly cramping/pain off and on since yesterday, two more students this morning were worried about bathroom availability at the precarious, and another faculty member spent the day at the hotel (this was planned ahead of time) and she ended up with the digestive drama too.
Patients began to arrive around 1:30, and we ended up evaluating 19 people. We found ...
Today was a very laid back day. Although we didn't stay out late the night before I still managed to sleep in until almost 10 o’clock! (I had gotten up at 6am and written in my journal for a bit before giving sleep a second try). I went over to the restaurant and the whole family was in there cooking breakfast, in no time someone handed me a plate and a cup of coffee. After breakfast I walked with Fabri and Omar to the school ...
... the rain and plans for the day, I complimented his cooking and asked if he would teach me Costa Rican cooking sometime. He agreed happily. I gathered my things and donned my raincoat.
wasn't in the office long before Giovanni (I had been selling his name Juanne
for some time, finally asked him how it is spelled, the way it is pronounced in
Spanish you would never guess it was an Italian name!) and ...
... and I recorded their responses. I still have much work ahead of me to transcribe then translate the responses from my recordings and of course many more surveys and interviews to do. At this rate I will have a respectable number of responses and my study population will be of a good size to validate my results.
Even with the language barrier I could feel the passion these women have toward sustainable and organic agriculture. It ...