Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Coffee Is Slowly Taking Over My Life (Not That I Mind)

So my mom was kind enough to remind me (again) that it's been a while since I posted, and my excuse is that it is indirectly the fault of café.  I had a presentation today about the company that regulates coffee processing in Costa Rica, so between that and the presentations of my classmates, I… Continue reading Coffee Is Slowly Taking Over My Life (Not That I Mind)

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Unintentional Spanish Funnies

So two fellow exchange students and I were wandering around San José.  There were a few groups of what looked like high school students scattered around the park.  To our surprise, a couple of groups asked to take pictures with us.  Turns out they were all on a scavenger hunt for their English class, and… Continue reading Unintentional Spanish Funnies

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

But “Pun” Only Means One Thing

I never realized how relevant puns were to my life until I couldn't translate them.  Sure, I knew I had a certain affinity for them, but I didn't quite appreciate how much of my humor and self-expression is derived from words and their meanings and connotations. Last semester, I was an RA at one of… Continue reading But “Pun” Only Means One Thing

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Coming To Costa Rica

I thank my past self for deciding to study abroad.  She didn't know it, but it was one of the hardest decisions she ever made. To me, study abroad was something I always wanted to do, like going to college.  But while going to college was a life-altering decision, I pretty much knew what to… Continue reading Things I Wish I Had Known Before Coming To Costa Rica