Thanksgiving: Tico time not Turkey time

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November 24 2011. We got treated to one of the best Thanksgivings ever with giant puppets,calypso and salsa music, dancing, barbecue, and lots of tico love. Tico is what the Costa Ricans call themselves – it means small and sweet. … Continue reading

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Earth University

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November 24-26 We stayed at the most interesting Earth University in Guacimo, Limon Province. It’s students come from Latin America and Africa with full scholarships offered to 50% of it’s students and the expectation that students return to their countries … Continue reading

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Rodeo at School

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High Schools in Costa Rica

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Last week we visited two very different schools. Blue Valley School:private, IB accredited and Colegio Technico Profesional de Guacimo: a rural public high school where students select from 6 career fields. The two schools were filled with some bright dedicated … Continue reading

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More farm pictures

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Our home stay was the best! Beautiful new friends. Fernando Sr. And Jr. Fishing for tilapia Sebastian Paula More fish! Lunch

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Our Home-stay: Viejo Fernando Tenga La Finca

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November 27 we woke up to howler monkees, roosters, birds, and of course the rain. Then came the beautiful voice of Lydia greeting us and the morning with a song. ( Stay tuned for later upload of song.) The night … Continue reading

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Graffiti Art in San Jose

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We are deep in the rainforest now, but I want to remember the beauty of the city.

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Art and Architecture in San Jose

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November 21-22, 2011 More that Julio shows us.

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Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

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November 21-22, 2011 We arrive and take a walking tour with our fabulous guide Julio, teacher, historian, and chocolate maker. Julio shows us his childhood memories and explains the politics of a city where no one lives. . . .

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Texas Time

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Monday November 21′ 2011: It was 4 am in San Antonio. That was 2 am Portland time. My fellow teachers and I were riding the bus to the airport, heading out to Costa Rica through Houston after 2 days in … Continue reading

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