Our final orientation for AFS was in Punta Leona! Punta Leona is on the Pacific side and is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches.
This is Playa Blanca, and the famous palm tree. Could it be any more beautiful?
Sadly we were only able to stay for one night. Given such little time I spent every minute possible on the beach.
Couldn’t of been any happier! This was by far my favorite beach, along with Manuel Antonio.
Playa Blanca was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel rooms, we found this cute little hut thing on the way.
I have been staying in Costa Rica with an exchange program, AFS. They organize trips you can pay to go on. They have trips all over Costa Rica. I recently went to one in Tortuguero, Limon Province. These trips are great to spend time with the other exchange students and see how their experiences are going. I love hearing all of the other students stories, and it’s amazing how different each experience is even though we are all in Costa Rica to learn about the culture and study spanish.
As we all have figured out by now, I am a horrible blogger. In the almost 6 months that I have been here I have blogged all of 3 times.. So I figured now that I have one week left, I will try to make up for it.
I’m trying not to do monster blog posts so it makes it quicker to read and I can keep everyone more entertained posting more frequently. So I should be posting more often over the next couple of weeks or so!
I was able to go to the Festival de Mascaras in Barva with my mom and sister. I’m a bit slow, this was back in March. The festival started when the natives tried to scared colonists away with masks. Now its pretty much just a show of a bunch of different masks, little and small. It was cool seeing all the different masks, there were cartoon characters, famous people and monsters. People in masks had dances and played a soccer game. It was really fun and I wanted to stay all night!
I can’t believe its been two months already! Time is going by way too fast and I can see why people sign up for a year!
Hey everyone, this is Quinn! Some of the other AFS students started posting blog entries and I thought that would be a great way to keep everyone updated on how life is being a Tica!
Our 16 year old daughter is climbing on a plane today. She’s on her way to a 6 month foreign exchange in Costa Rica with AFS. We’ve been planning this for about 6 months and yet I find it hard to believe that the day has finally arrived.