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Costa Rica 2011 Spring Featured Journals View All 17 Journal Entries

  • Playa Conchal

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica | Tue Apr 12, 2011

    It’s been a beautiful and academically challenging semester. Suddenly discovering that we had a free weekend as a group, and with some clever, diligent coordination by our Spanish professor Cristina, we took off for a beach on the Pacific. After a hot, long drive in which virtually everything went wrong,  we arrived in a small beach town close to one of the heavily developed resort areas. This area, though, remained …

    Academic Director's Reflections

  • Musica y labor

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica | Thu Mar 10, 2011

    The field notes presented were written on 2-28-11, but the events described occurred 2-19-11. Two Thursdays ago, our group helped DP on his farm for the second time.  We were scheduled to meet at 7:00am.  I showed up a little early, and walked solo to the house DP and V.  "Upe!" I yelled to announce my presense.  V came to the door, we exchanged greetings, and I tried to explain in …

    Field notes 2-28-11

  • My, oh my what a month this has been!

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Monteverde, Costa Rica | Thu Mar 10, 2011

    Exactly 30 days ago I was eagerly anticipating my morning departure to Findhorn, my stomach bubbling with nerves and excitement.  This evening, I find myself not in Scotland, but Costa Rica, due to an unforeseen turn of events that only until recently have I been able to wrap my mind around.  It’s easy to mull over the dear friends I could have made, the activities I may have partaken in, …

    from bagpipes to bananas

  • Playa Naranjo and Parque Nacional de Santa Rosa

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Santa Rosa, Costa Rica | Wed Mar 09, 2011

    Last friday, early morning, we woke up at 5am to start our journey down in altitude to the dry forest.  The weather in Monteverde  around this time of year is a wonderful mix of cold mornings and sunny afternoons, so the first big shocker of this excursion from our safehaven of Monteverde and San Luis was definitely the climate.  Later that day, we arrive in the dry forest that is …

    Pura Vida

  • What a place

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Costa Rica | Wed Mar 09, 2011

    At the very beginning of my stay in San Luis my host father took me along with my two little siblings, Kevin and Daniela, to pick green beans behind our house.  He showed me the various vegetables growing in their backyard, including lettuce, tomato, zucchini, cilantro, carrot and onion.  I went on to express that my garden at home was a little square box and all the vegetables produced in …

    Costa Rica Adventures!