Costa Rica: Week 2

Hola a todos!

Wow, my second week in Costa Rica was incredible. I had the chance to see some of Costa Rica’s beautiful nature, teach at schools, and learn how to dace.

I went on a beach excursion to Isla Tortuga. We had to wake up so early and drive to the catamaran. We had a two-hour boat ride to the island, where we admired the beauty. On the island, we went snorkeling to see what the ocean had. I was able to see a manta ray, fish, sea urchins, and much more. Later in the day, we went on a banana boat. Needless to say, a crazy experience. Then it was time to head back to the mainland. I sat in the front of the water, staring off at the mountains and rocks in the water.

The next day we headed to go zip lining and white water rafting. I made one big mistake, I forgot to bug spray on… But that did not affect the fun I experienced. I was zooming through the jungle. I was able to see wild monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. Then it was time for white water rafting. That was a workout for sure. I was able to “ride the bull.” this is when I sat on the front of the raft and went through a rapid. It was so much fun!

Then it was time to teach at a local private school. I introduce the student to sharks and minnow. They were so excited to play it. I later found out they called it octopus which I found very interesting. Since it is a private school, they don’t have to follow Costa Rica’s curriculum. So the PE classes focus on students participating in activities. I find this to be good and bad. It teaches students that you can still be active and have fun, but they don’t learn technical skills. Either way, PE is really fun.

Then came the craziest experience I had. I took dance classes! Some of those dance moves are crazy. I was turning in circles, going left, right, and sideways. I learned how to dance with a partner, and now I dance with my friends nonstop. It was a great time!

Then it was time to head home 😦 I am so happy and fortunate to have been able to study abroad in such a beautiful country as Costa Rica. I can’t wait to visit one day again!

Hasta luego,
Pura Vida!

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