Friday April 18th, 2008
Pura Vida
I've made arrangements for homestay in San Joaquin de Flores. I was previously leaning towards Barrio Jesus but found an immersion program more suited to what I was looking for in San Joaquin. Homestay entails living with a local family and includes breakfast and dinner, for $400 per month. San Joaquin de Flores is located 2.5 miles west of Heredia near the capital San Jose. Here is San Joaquin on google maps. I plan on going to school four hours per day and volunteering the rest of the day in an ecology or social program. I will not know the specifics until I arrive in Costa Rica. I stumbled upon an interesting blog about CR. Of particular interest and humor are the stories of deadbolts (article 4), TP (article 5), Gimme an I (article 12), tuna and bananas (article 20), and getting robbed (article 38). My trip will probably be a lot different with a lot less travel and more emphasis on school and volunteering, i.e. not quite as exciting. After Costa Rica I'll be rearing to work again, so I'll find a job and probably buy a house. By then, I'll know a lot of ex-Motorolans at new companies and finding a job, hopefully, will not be too difficult.

Lots of new pictures have been posted so I'm not going to spell them all out. Don't forget to subscribe to the website if you want to be notified by email of updates. Candee is due in 11 days so there should be new pics of her and her new boy on her site soon.
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Friday April 18th, 2008

Sook says:

That sounds like an amazing adventure and learning opportunity! Write often and keep up on the blog for us! :D