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Trip Start Feb 23, 2010
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Trip End Jun 30, 2010


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Flag of Costa Rica  , San José,
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So there really aren't many cultural differences, except for addresses. Addresses dont really exist here. The only streets that have names are the main roads that run west to east or north south and they dont even have names, they're numbered. They use landmarks to explain where something is. For instance, the address to my house is "from Santa Marta school, 60 meters NE of the road to San Ramon, 2 houses before the church. The address to the office is "from the old fig tree 100 meters east etc.. Its old fig tree bc the tree isnt even there anymore so for newcomers, its pretty much impossible to find a place on your own. The taxi drivers cant even get around without u telling them where to go!!

Im starting to get used to working at the school now. The kids are so much fun. The girls in preschool took me around during recess and taught me some Spanish words. I tried to teach them the english words but they just wanted to be the teacher and not the student. Yesterday I had to stop a kid from licking the chalkboard!! They always ask me to read to them,probably bc of my accent!  I get lots of hugs too, moving on up from the monkeys! :) Now if i could just find a hot latin guy...but unfortunately i havent seen many good looking ones. I was expecting a bunch of Enrique Iglesiases walking around but not so much. Maybe im just in the wrong neighborhood. I did find a new area of town today..by accident. I took the wrong bus this morning. I thought it was strange that there were so many people on it this morning but got on anyways. When i got off I started walking towards what I thought was the right direction but eventually had to stop and ask for directions! I wasn't too far away but i was definitely going in the complete opposite direction. Note to self..dont use the mountains as a guide because there are some on both sides!

Im headed to the beach tomorrow night for the weekend. Pacific side this time. Weather man says there is a chance of rain but hopefully he is like the weather guys in memphis and he will be wrong!!

I know everyone wants pictures so be patient I should be able to upload some soon.
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