Pension Alajuela

Address: Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Alajuela

Return to Manos Abiertas, Service-Learning, 2014

A travel blog entry by dball on Sep 08, 2014

1 comment, 26 photos

... We spent our tour with the older residents in the men and women's houses and their disabilities in some cases were more profound then I had expected. They all seemed well cared for but the enormity of the care needed just for these residents let alone the more severely affected residents in the hospital was staggering. I found them to be very joyful in spite of their physical difficulties ...

Skittles at the Summit

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault on Feb 02, 2014

2 comments, 17 photos

... We saw only clouds, but they were a beautiful sight. Even more amazing than reaching the summit and witnessing sunrise was the sight of Alex, who reached the summit about 20 minutes after sunrise, totally exhausted and visibly shaking once he realized he'd reached the summit. It was hard not to tear up.

On the way back to base camp, Jake played one of my current favourite songs "Follow the Sun" by Xavier Rudd. I realized that has been a theme of our ...

Panamaniacs and the 12 hour turnaround

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault on Jan 18, 2014

3 comments, 2 photos

... He is originally from South Carolina and has a delightful accent. They share stories of living in Costa Rica and what drew them here.

Julian takes us to a local bar Mono Verde (Green Monkey) owned by his friend. We have an amazing time. A few local beers for Jake and Julian, vodka soda for me and some whipped cream shots on the house - oh boy. The bar has a great atmosphere and they play songs we request. ...

Bye bye Central America

A travel blog entry by susanneontour on Aug 01, 2013

1 comment

Every trip has its end. Two and a half weeks passed so fast and so Marie and I left Costa Rica on the same day. We have had a wonderful time and saw a lot.

For me it was also the good-bye to Central America as I have decided to visit New York for some days. Let's see if I can bear the noise, speed and structure of the big apple ;-)


WEEK 1, Getting Ready at Manos Abiertas

A travel blog entry by dball on May 13, 2013

13 photos

... Manual grip is in most cases limited and will require much hand-over-hand support.;

DEAF! BLIND! PARALYSIS....During the first week I observed Laura's lessons to reacquaint myself with her students, most of whom I'd met last year when I visited Manos Abiertas. At Diana Venskus' recommendation I also spent a day assisting Mira, the physical therapist. I helped lift and transport residents for their bathing, put on their braces, worked with ...