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Orosi Valley Costa Rica

Unforgettable Moments from My First Trip Abroad

Over the past few weeks, my Facebook β€œOn This Day...” feed has (mostly) taken a break from the statuses about boys and heartbroken quotes and instead turned to photos of luggage, mountains, beaches and baby sloths. I'm not too sure what I was doing last February – nothing exciting, apparently – but two years ago in February I was a month into my first solo adventure. I can't believe it's been two years since I first stepped foot in... Read More »

How Much Spanish Can You Learn in 3 Weeks?

  I arrived in Costa Rica with very limited Spanish knowledge.Though I'd taken the language for two years in high school, I had retained little beyond "Hola" and "Como esta?". Though I knew it would be possible (and inconvenient) to backpack Central America without learning the language, I saw learning Spanish as a sign of respect for the people of these countries. After all, Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the... Read More »

Studying Spanish at Montana Linda

I had two reasons for visiting Costa Rica - San Jose was the cheapest place to fly to in Central America and I heard that Costa Rica was a fantastic place to learn Spanish. I had also heard that Costa Rica was really, really expensive. This tidbit was confirmed when I began researching Spanish schools and found that many were charging upwards of $500-800 per week while schools in Nicaragua and Guatemala were charging only a third of that. I... Read More »