I don't think I've ever been to a food establishment where they invite you to share a meal with them, and I was struck by his kindness and hospitality. Far too often, the only interaction I get with local men is heckling from shop owners or attempts at romance from men who see me as an easy European woman, so it was nice to see the more subtle, but wider-spread friendly side of Morocco.
I returned from Costa Rica in June with grand plans of creating an inspired video for which I had spent the last ten months getting footage. I already knew what song I wanted to do, so all that was left was putting together the expertly filmed segments. I set to work immediately, of course, and… Continue reading Videos Sometimes Take 7 Months to Gestate
Bocas del Toro, Panama When I went: January 2014 (high season) Going to Bocas del Toro (literally "mouths of the bull") was a series of firsts for me. It was my first time in Panama, my first time going more than three meters underwater, my first time crossing any national border on land, and most… Continue reading If I Went to the Beach and Didn’t Take Pictures, Was I Still There?
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica When I went: January 2014 My host brother told me at the beginning of last semester that Puerto Viejo was the place to go, and Rocking J's was the place to stay while there. I never made it during the semester, although a group of exchange students went; instead I went with… Continue reading Riding Bikes and Eating Pineapple
So my last couple of posts have been about the struggles I'm having, but believe it or not, I'm actually have a great time. I've already taken two trips across the country, for example. My first trip was an excursion with ISEP (my study abroad program) to Sarapiquí, an area in the province of Heredia.… Continue reading But I Really Am Having Fun