Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

First Bit of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language

As I've (probably) mentioned before, I am in a creative writing class in Costa Rica.  Besides the fact that taking a creative writing class is a good idea in general, I was inspired to take a writing class in another language by a friend of mine.  She was an exchange student from Mexico who took… Continue reading First Bit of Creative Writing in a Foreign Language

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Second Star to the Right, and Straight on Till Morning; Getting Directions from a Tico

"Which way are you going?" "I go to Calle 0 and take a right to get home." "Calle 0?? Where's that?" "You know, it's the one that ends in Central Park." "What?" "It's maybe, I don't know, 5 blocks down?" "5 blocks." "Yeah, you turn right like 100 meters after the Pregnant Women Park." "Well,… Continue reading Second Star to the Right, and Straight on Till Morning; Getting Directions from a Tico