Central America

Sunset in Costa Rica

Sunset in Costa Rica

Maryland is usually frigid in December, but this year we’ve been unbelievably lucky. Last weekend it was 70 degrees and beautiful, which allowed me to hold on to the hope that it would simply forget to winter this year. Today my dreams were dashed as I woke up to find a gentle dusting of snow on the neighbor’s rooftops. Outside it is 28 degrees. Inside it is 58 degrees and I refuse to turn the heat up. This sudden and tragic turn to cold has me reminiscing fondly of my time in Costa Rica. I went to Costa Rica in…
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Spanish Immersion in Costa Rica

For the number of classes I’ve taken on the Spanish language, I should be much better than I am. I like to blame it on the fact that my very first Spanish class was taught by a woman who was allergic to chalk, and left our class halfway through the year so she could “get better” in Mexico. Every class that followed was based on the basics which I barely grasped, and I constantly felt in over my head.   The reality is that foreign language just doesn’t come easily to me. I’m a mixture of poor skills and nerves. In…
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