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EDUCATION STUDENTS ARRIVE at MANOS ABIERTAS, May 18th, my 6 education students arrived. Excited and nervous. They are not in the special education program at Marymount; they are general education pre-service teachers who volunteered to come here to complete requirements for Intro to Teaching Students with Disabilities course I teach. Marymount …
We're here! As always, the flight from Minnesota get into SJ late at night. We stayed at our usual place the first night...Hotel Brilla Sol in Alajuela. Without fail, the service is great and the place was perfect! We started our drive to the "zona" with a stop at Volcan Irazu. Fun! Cool misty and like moonscape. A drastic contrast to the CR …
... around the area where Jireh is, giving out marketing materials for their clinic. It was sad to leave them as they were so grateful for our help. Their PT was not there at all this week as she had a fractured elbow and was also sick, so we really helped keep their practice afloat I think. They asked Sonia for our email addresses so they could send us something, as they told her they cannot afford a gift. We told Sonia we are not here ...
... poor Andrew had not been upgraded since his reservation was a separate free ticket purchased with points.
The flights were on time; we changed planes in Houston. The flight from Houston to San Jose (Alejuela actually, a suburb of San Jose) was 3 1/2 hours and let me say, that 1st CLASS ROCKS! We were treated to complimentary cocktails before take off. They didn't require us to put our seats back in the upright & locked position at take off ...
... hostel and after dinner, we went to see a movie, the new Fast and Furious. Despite the movie being incredibly cheesy and super unrealistic, the experience of going to a theatre in Costa Rica was very fun-I tried to force myself to read all of the Spanish subtitles! Unlike in America, when you go to a movie in Costa Rica, you can't sit wherever. You have to pick your seats ahead of time. So that was something new! This morning we went to church at the Cru house ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service