Category Archives: Central America

Day Trip to Playa Guiones, Costa Rica

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Today was another day off so, after an early breakfast of cereal we jumped into the back of a pickup truck. The girls and I stand up front, jumping over every bump while the others sit squished on the floor. After forty minutes of bugs flying in your mouth, singing and enjoying the breeze, we […]

48 Hours in Panama City

Day One 8am Make your way into Panama City. If you are arriving at Tocumen International Airport you will be needing to find your way into the city. Unfortunately, this isn’t the cheapest of tasks. You best option will be to split a taxi costing about $30 with a group of people heading the same […]

First Week Volunteering Completed- Ostional, Costa Rica

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I literally just want to chop my feet off- I think it would be less pain. Though, at the station Wade hooks me up with some tape and I suss out some antiseptic cream. At ten o’clock is a discussion lead by volunteer Jacqui in the Cabana. Here in Ostional the locals harvest the turtle […]

Day trip to Playa San Juanillo, Costa Rica

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It was finally everyone’s day off in Ostional so we wake up early to catch the bus to Playa San Juanillo. Though, as a result of last nights patrolling shifts, I now had two throbbing feet. The blisters were massive and a couple had popped walking home over the rocky gravel road- sorry for the […]

Lazy Days Volunteering – Ostional, Costa Rica

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Falling asleep on the beach and waking up at 6am to the sun rising is definitely a beautiful sight. Last night I decided I was too tired to walk home so just crashed at the volunteering hatchery. After being woken by the bright sunrise I snuck back into the house. I needed a couple extra […]

Baby Turtles & My Birthday – Ostional, Costa Rica

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In a sleepy daze I had made it back to my bed in the early hours. Covered in the black Ostional sand I get up for breakfast made by Digna, by host mother. Spread out on the small table is some sort of puffy pastry, like a pastry kind of pancake. I cover mine with […]

Arriving on Volunteer Project at Ostional, Costa Rica

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Today is the day we head off to our volunteer project in Ostional. The reason we are all in Costa Rica. Waking up way too early after a night out we pack up our bags and head downstairs. What awaits us is one mini bus which we must squeeze in two volunteer groups, both heading […]

What To Expect When Studying At Intercultura

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During my time in Costa Rica I was lucky enough to spend a week studying at Intercultura Spanish School in Heredia. This is a foreign language school where people from all around the world come to learn a new language while being immersed in the culture. This was my first time ever in a country […]

Final Days at Intercultura – Heredia, Costa Rica

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A Monday meant school and if that’s not bad enough the schedule had changed so now we had morning classes, 8.30am-12.30pm. Getting up so early was a difficult task, but I was only a little late. Surprisingly school goes quick and after five hours of Spanish, with me pronouncing everything incredibly wrong, the second to […]

Ram Luna Restaurant & My First Discotek

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With Spanish lessons for the week starting in the afternoon the day is off to a good start, allowing for a much needed sleep in still recovering from the jet lag. A twenty minute walk really gets the blood pumping ensuring we are wide awake and ready to learn- great fun. Heredia is extremely different […]

First Day of Spanish School – Heredia, Costa Rica

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Waking up early for the first day of Spanish School at Intercultra I make myself semi presentable and meet Daniel in the kitchen for breakfast. We then begin our ascend uphill for a twenty minute walk alongside our host mother and her granddaughter. We take note of the streets, walking back by ourselves tonight means needing to remember […]

Zip Lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica

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Waking up in an unusual place I surprisingly had no hangover sick feeling, just a major craving for water. I wandered back to my room got changed and had the typical hostel breakfast of poorly cooked pancakes. It was then time for todays adventure of zip lining at Aventura Canopy Tours. The chosen activity was zip […]