This weekend I was privileged enough to visit another country: Panama. I was so excited to see what it was like, and I definitely had an eye-opening experience. Getting into Panama was new for me as well just because it was my first time crossing a boarder by land. Customs are different in ever country… Continue reading A weekend in Panama
This weekend, our group got to enjoy the weekend at the most amazing sights in Costa Rica. We departed from San Jose at 8 a.m. and arrived at Sarchi, Alajuela, Costa Rica at about 10 a.m. Here we visited the Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory, and saw the largest oxcart in the world. This town is known for it’s… Continue reading Spending an excursion weekend in Arenal and La Fortuna of Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Today my classmates and I finally got to work in the posada. Since there is a lot of work to do and not enough hands, our group got split into two for separate jobs. On Thursday I worked sorting out donated clothing that the facility gets. I was not sure what to expect from the… Continue reading La Posada de Belen in Costa Rica
My classmates and I have been here in Costa Rica for only a few days but I already feel the culture clash. I find it ironic how I feel a cultural shock despite the fact that I am a Latina in a Latin American country. A lot of it had to do with the geographical characteristics… Continue reading Looking forward to service learning in Costa Rica!
Yesterday was my very first time in the air and out of the US. Seeing Chicago fade away in the distance from the air was breathtaking. The plane ride was smoother than I expected, and watching the sun set as we flew over Cuba was an experience like no other. The day was full of… Continue reading Pura Vida: Traveling to San Jose, Costa Rica!