Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Irreplaceable Spanish Words

When I came to Costa Rica, I sacrificed my ability to express myself properly so I could learn a new language.  When I returned to the U.S. at the end of last year, I learned there was just a bit of a backlash in returning my own tongue.  I discovered gaps I had never realized existed… Continue reading Irreplaceable Spanish Words

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Why I’ve Stopped Writing About Costa Rica

As some of you may have noticed, my blog posts have become sparser and sparser.  Part of this is my university workload--in my literature class, I have to read a novel a week (in Spanish!!).  Part of it is I'm lazy and when I'm not studying or doing something Costa Rica-ish, I'm napping or something.… Continue reading Why I’ve Stopped Writing About Costa Rica