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Macaws in Palmar

Last weekend I spent a lovely night in the nearby town of Palmar Norte with 2 other volunteers from my program. Palmar Norte is about a 30 minute bus ride from my pueblo. 164 more words

Family time 

When I first met my family, the mom told me out of all the students she saw, I was the one she was hoping to get so that was really nice! 213 more words

Things I've Noticed

As my first official day in Costa Rica is coming to a close, there’s been a few things I’ve noticed…

1. If I have even the slightest look of confuseion, everyone will ask if I’m okay or if I need help… In English. 527 more words


As I lay in my bed for the final time, bags packed and ready to head back to the U.S., I’m able to reflect on my experience in Costa Rica. 676 more words

Costa Rica

Pura Vida! Top Things to Do in Costa Rica

My Australian adventure begins in 3 short months, but first…Costa Rica!  I booked this trip shortly after returning from Italy last summer.  You know those post-travel blues you feel after returning to “real life”?  1,170 more words


Back to the emergency clinic

I finally broke down and went to the clinic yesterday.  I kept putting it off for almost a week.  I have a very weak left ankle that I have sprained several times over the years.   523 more words

Daily Life

Pura Vida Bracelets

For my first post, I thought I would tell you guys about a product that prompted my passion for buying fair trade…


These bracelets are made by artisans in Costa Rica. 104 more words