A Collection from Costa Rica: Things I’ve learned through the struggles
Aug09

A Collection from Costa Rica: Things I’ve learned through the struggles

Costa Rica is an entirely different country with a beautiful outlook on life. In their culture, the phrase “pura vida” rings through in everything that they do. Pura vida means pure life in spanish. The following is a list of things that I have learned while growing in this beautiful country about how to live that pure life: Exercise first thing in case the rain comes; if not, learn to run in the rain Writing everyday is...

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Weird things they do in Costa Rica: another list
Aug09

Weird things they do in Costa Rica: another list

I believe that the title says it all: Give right of way to cars and not to pedestrians Put 10 keys on a key ring when you use 2 of them Participate in “loaf of bread” day. One day every week where the entire town stops what they are doing to go buy a loaf of bread and then walk home. This is not planned. Honk. Constantly Always pick up the phone to chat even in situations where Americans would perceive it as rude Have 3...

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The real reason why
May15

The real reason why

Currently, I am a senior double majoring in business and Spanish at UA and I am absolutely and completely lost. I have 6 credits left to graduate in August and in order to fulfill those, it seemed way more enjoyable to go abroad and try to gain some fluency from the locals rather than sit in Tuscaloosa for 3 hour classes every day (added bonus, I get off of work for the summer too woohooo). With Costa Rica’s attitude of “Pura Vida” I...

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