Blogs from Puriscal, San José, Costa Rica, Central America Caribbean


Thought it was time for an entry in my blog and seeing as it's a lazy rainy Sunday, I don't have an excuse or distraction from writing. Rainy season has officially begun here in La Gloria and most parts of Costa Rica. As of today, we have had 9 DAYS STRAIGHT of rain. Yesterday it stopped for about a total of 2 hours the whole day. Everytime it stops I think this must be the end, it can't possibly rain any more. And soon I am proven wrong as the cold wind and rain returns just as I am putting my solar panel out or attempting to dry my clothes. Luckily and surprisingly I have only lost power for a few hours during one of the rainy days and water was not potable for a ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » San José » Puriscal November 25th 2010

Yesterday was a big day, not only was it my 25th birthday, but it was also site assignment day which is when we all find out where we're going to live for the next year or two years for most people. To make the day more interesting and enjoyable Peace Corps was kind enough to bring us all to a nice country club outside of San Jose. This club was equipped with several swimming pools, lounge chairs, hot tub and sports facilities and it was a beautiful sunny day. So I got to spend my birthday basking in the sun by the pool, couldnt ask for a better day (Thanks Posh Corps). At lunch, we had a delicious thanksgiving meal that the staff made for us with turkey, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. The only ... read more

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