March 14, 2013
Ps. pictures attached at the end of this post…
Oh, how I’ve loved these two weeks of teaching!
The kids have shown me so much love, and I will miss them all!!
I have been working at the school «Nuestra Señora de Sion» in Puntarenas. Most of the time has been spent assisting my mentor Evelyn in English classes for grades 1-4. We have sung songs («todos: and the sun comes up, up, up…») about the weather conditions, greeted each other and invited each other to dinner, parties, the movies and more.
I also spent a few hours with 5th and 6th, where I also got to practice a bit of Spanish.
Besides Evelyn, it was also a pleasure meeting the other teachers: Yahaira, Yorleny and Marina.
And the IT professor Juan Manuel (spaniard), was kind enough to let me use the computer lab…the only room with air condition (it actually gave me a bit of a «aircondition cold», though). Gracias!
Last weekend was spent in the beautiful Montezuma. A small town, but with incredible beaches. To my surprise, I met «old» friends and collegues from the turtle project in Playa Real, the italians Sabrina, Luca, Matteo and Simone. They invited me to tag along, which I greatly appreciated. Grazie!
We spent Saturday walking to and from a small waterfall, which gave me another blister…
The more spectacular waterfall I visited on Sunday morning, before heading back to Puntarenas.
Tomorrow I will travel to Monteverde, a small town in the mountains close to a few national parks. They tell me it’s really cold there, which will probably suit me perfectly, as it means around 20 celsius (while yesterday we had 37 here, which I don’t like all that much).
On Sunday I willl once again head for the capital San Jose, to start my four weeks of working in an orphanage. Another, and different, experience!
And yeah, again I have had the privelege of staying with a nice tica family. They have all made me feel very welcome! Muchos gracias!