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January 26th, 2006
I have arrived in Costa Rica and it´s beautiful! We stayed in at hotel called Bougainvilla our first night, and it was great. They had a wonderful garden, and good food. I would recommend it to anyone who asked.
I came to Heredia yesterday and met my Tico family, and they are very nice. I have two parents, a sister, and a brother. They are very understanding and patient with my awful spanish. They even tell me it´s pretty good, although I can tell they’re just being polite.
I started to pick some classes today, and I will find out Friday which classes I´m actually in. We are finishing out the week in Heredia, and then we are headed to Monteverde for a week of fun.
This is what I´ve learned so far:
The driving here is crazy! Everyone honks all the time, there aren´t any visible lines on the streets, and people seem to make up lanes and rules. Every time I´m in a car, I´m afraid for my life!
If someone invites you over for coffee, they probably don´t mean it and are just being polite. Unless you have a set day and time, don´t expect to actually have coffee at their house. By the way, the coffee here is the best I´ve ever had.
Also, you can’t flush toliet paper because the pipes are too small and often get clogged. You have to throw it in the trash, which is difficult to adjust to since I’ve been not thinking about where I put my toliet paper for about 20 or so years now.
One last thing for those of you who have ever wondered, the keyboards are different here.
That´s all for now folks.
And THIS is a note from ME, the Admin!
Personally, I thought Christin had beed kidnapped as I have not heard from her! Can you imagine my surprise when I received her email today telling me she wonders why the BLOG is not working? Well that is because she has been faithfully posting here, but I never saw her Posts! They were stuck in the Drafts section. So today, Chitty fans… you can expect TWO more additions to this Blog.
And to Christin’s parents… I hereby beg your apology. Your daughter is alive and well and living in Costa Rica!Filed under Christin Chitty, Costa Rica, Life in Costa Rica, Study Abroad | Comment (1)