Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida · Chapter 5: How to Grow Roots

Feliz Día de la Madre Costarricense!

Es interesante.  Le llamo mi mamá tica, pero mi relación con ella no siente como una relación entre madre e hija. Ni es como una amistad, ni una tutoría, ni ninguna otra relación convencional.  Es algo único que no existiría en otro caso. 

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Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Hindsight: Reasons I Would Have Considered Studying Abroad Somewhere Other Than Costa Rica

As I mentioned in my last post about why I'm glad I studied in Costa Rica, I don't at all regret my decision.  However, there are downsides to every decision, and I'm writing this post so that those who may be considering studying in Costa Rica can see both sides of the coin. The longer… Continue reading Hindsight: Reasons I Would Have Considered Studying Abroad Somewhere Other Than Costa Rica

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Reasons I’m Glad I Studied Abroad in Costa Rica

Once I decided I wanted to study abroad in Latin America, my only definite criteria was I wanted to speak a lot of Spanish.  Which narrowed down my choices... not at all. I knew little about the distinct Latin American cultures or differences in accent.  I tried to find lists about the "best" places to study… Continue reading Reasons I’m Glad I Studied Abroad in Costa Rica

Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

I’m Bad at Blogging; Where I’ve Been for the Last 3ish Weeks

So I've been doing that thing again where I go off on adventures and neglect to blog.  Maybe one day I'll have the discipline to blog in advance and set posts on timers, but today is not that day.  Last time, I wrote a broad sketch of what I was doing instead of blogging and that seemed… Continue reading I’m Bad at Blogging; Where I’ve Been for the Last 3ish Weeks