The Perfect Itinerary: Nicaragua

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And Then, To the Dismay of Our Mothers, Liz and I Somehow Hitchhiked Across a Developing Nation

Somehow, the juxtaposition of the scent of alcohol, heavy Spanish accent, and string of obscenities leaving his mouth made me doubt this. Perhaps I was right, because when the bus stopped, somehow, Liz's bag ended up out of her hands and off of the bus. Luckily, the driver managed to get the bag back and nothing was stolen.

Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

I kid you not, the first text I got from my mother was a screenshot of a warning posted by the US Dept of State. "Your Aunt wanted me to share that with you." Thanks mom. I mean, was I going to refund my ticket? Was I going to back out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading Nicaragua: Your Next Adventure

The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong

¨Necissitas una taxi!¨As soon as I got off the plane, I was bombarded from all sides. ¨No, no gracias,¨I muttered. According to the workaway email, there is a bus somewhere. Tired, and overwhelmed, I walk to the closest bus terminal and hop on. The bus driver speaks rapidly in Spanish. I realize I have no … Continue reading The First Day in San Jose: The Day Everything Went Wrong

48 Hours in Monteverde

So before leaving for the United States to work, I wanted to see the Cloud Forest. What is the cloud forest, exactly? It's a beautiful forest located high above sea level in the mountains. Monteverde (literally meaning 'Green Mountain,' in Spanish) is different from the many lowlands of Costa Rica in that it's elevation is … Continue reading 48 Hours in Monteverde