This past weekend I traveled by bus to Nicaragua and received another stamp in my passport. I was not sure what to expect of Nicaragua. In my history class I had learned about Nicaragua and learned that it is a poor country. However, no expectations was great and I fell in love with Nicaragua at […]

Cultural Awareness

As I now officially have just over a week there are some more observations/experiences. This past week has been jam packed with activities and experiences. First, volunteering at the hospital is at the comfortable stage, which makes it that much more bittersweet because I will be leaving in a little over a week. I enjoy […]

Race Against the Clock

The countdown is beginning. Everyday I am constantly reminded of how I have to leave this place and it makes me increasingly sad. I have made so many friends and connections here that it makes it hard to leave. It is also really frustrating because I have come so far with my Spanish. I can […]

Enjoy the Experiences

If there is one thing that I have learned is to enjoy the experiences and laugh, learn, or think about them later. I once read a quote that was along the lines of “If it scares you, maybe it’s a good thing to face it, try it. Do it.” This quote applies to many of […]

It’s Costa Rica Honey

I feel like I have reached the point in my term abroad where I feel like I live here. I mean this as, I am past the stage of feeling comfortable. I have felt like that since the start of week 3, but this is different. I feel like this is my home, and I […]

Costal Beauty 

So this past weekend, I explored Manuel Antonio. For those who do not know Manuel Antonio is home to the national park for sloths, monkeys, and many other animals. I went with three other people. We had left Saturday morning (6 a.m. on a Saturday has become normal) and reached the park at around 10:30. […]


So, this post is actually going to be a long one because I forgot to write one in the middle of the week. First off, update on the sun burn. To say that I am peeling would be an understatement. I think I have turned into some sort of science experiment, the human lizard. Lesson […]