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La finca de verdad

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Views [392] | Comments [1]

Bueno, on what seems to be one of my last adventures in Costa Rica (I’m coming home next week!), I had a chance to visit ‘la finca’ of my hostess’ family.   I knew what to expect this time so I wore my light-weight pants, sneakers, a long-sleeve shirt, ... Read more >


Gallery: ManuelAnt-Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: LaFinca de verdad

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 7 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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It's Rainy Season

COSTA RICA | Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1129]

17Mayo2009 Bueno, Costa Rica is a beautiful place, with quite lovely people, and things are going well.   My Spanish is coming along, dance class is going well (apparently we have a recital coming up – yikes!), and the book is moving along fine.... Read more >


Gallery: Arenal Volcano Trip CR

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: 2nd week trip in CR

COSTA RICA | Friday, 1 May 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Gettin' My Groove Back

COSTA RICA | Friday, 1 May 2009 | Views [342]

My Sabbatical groove, that is... Well, ive been here in CR almost 2.5wks now.  The first week, I found a university student with whom to practice Spanish, joined a dance class, and got a good feel for the neighborhood and the neighbors.  I was feeling ... Read more >


Gallery: 1st week in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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La Pura Vida

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [452] | Comments [1]

Well, ive been here three days now, and am having a lovely time.   As I believe that having gratitude keeps us grounded and present in the moments of our lives, let me start my CR journaling by sharing a few things I am thankful for here.   ... Read more >


Reflections

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Views [262] | Comments [1]

3Abril09 Reflections Well, first of all, I can’t believe its time for reflections already.   It’s like I just got here (one might say that about my Spanish!), and here I am already ‘reflecting.’   The good thing about sabbatical is ... Read more >


Gallery: Vacationing on vacation

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Vacationing on Vacation

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [339] | Comments [1]

Side note: I dont perfectly consider myself to be on 'vacation' now during my sabbatical.  I'm just working in a different way here...  The most important way it's different is not being paid :) My last week and a half here has been busy ... Read more >


Gallery: A week of just life

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Ahora, soy reina de las habichuelas

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Thursday, 19 Mar 2009 | Views [285]

I don’t have any great or interesting incidents to share in this forum this week.   In lieu, I think I’ll share here an excerpt from my personal journal last week.   When I see you next, we’ll talk more about the very interesting times I’ve been ... Read more >


Almuerza y Cerveza

USA | Saturday, 14 Mar 2009 | Views [266] | Comments [3]

Water?   No, a beer please    25Feb2009 This is an old story but i´m just getting around to posting it.  Plus, i dont have anything in particular to discuss in public this week.  And, ok – i have to admit that I fudged the title ... Read more >


Gallery: Whale Watching

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

Samana y Las Galeras
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Whale Watching in the DR?

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Thursday, 5 Mar 2009 | Views [375] | Comments [3]

So apparently those same whales i´ve been trying to see off the coast of New England since 1997 also hang out down here in the DR.  The Bay of Samaná is the breeding ground for all of the humpback whales of the N.Atlantic, i learned this week.  They ... Read more >


Gallery: Cultural Sites

USA | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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La Finca

USA | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Views [574] | Comments [5]

Ok.   This story’s long, but must be told.   It is a perfect example of how I generally understand about 25-50% of every conversation I have here, even with the people I live with.   So last Saturday (my first Saturday here), my hostess says to me ... Read more >


Gallery: La Finca

USA | Monday, 23 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery


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