Saying Goodbye to Hollywood and Saying Buenas Dias a Costa Rica!

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As the Floridian journey ends, the Costa Rican adventure begins!

I must say that one of the more exciting events that occurred this past weekend in Florida was the introduction to my friend’s entire Venezuelan family. Well, it was a lot of them anyways. From the sounds of it, I don’t think they would have all fit inside the house without a noise ordinance. Regardless, their laughter and loudness was simply contagious. It was absolutely delightful to ease my way back into speaking Spanish with hilarious word games using only a whiteboard.  Not only that, but I feel as if this family alone has made CCConnect practically double in size. Whats even greater is that it was all done over a meal of overwhelmingly delicious paella (a dish from Spain including rice, chicken and everything out of the sea). I even got to stick my feet in the warm Florida waters at the John U. Lloyd state park while keeping a keen out for lizards, blue herons, crabs, massive spiders, and crocodiles. No luck finding crocs, but we happened upon more massive spiders than we hoped for.

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“Massive for Florida”‘ spiders that sat above your head as you walked the sandy trail to the beach
Sunset at John U. Lloyd state park
Sunset at John U. Lloyd state park

Florida was so much more than I expected it to be. The time I spent with my Floridian host family was priceless.  I know that it’s going be quite a while before we meet again, but I know when we do, we’ll pick up exactly where we left.

Now that I’ve finally made it here to San Jose, I’ve had the opportunity to make my way though the bus systems, stumble upon a developing riot outside of the US Embassy protesting the war in Syria, and enjoyed a delightful lunch catching up with an old friend. I’d stick around to tell you more, but it’s time to go rock climbing at my most favorite gym in the entire country. Mundo Aventura.

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