Costa Rican Libraries…Oh Wait, There Are None!

One of the things I miss most about the States is their public libraries. It’s very hard to come by libraries in Costa Rica. I rarely ever see them. There will be times when I’ll be driving along a crowded street with scrunched up buildings on both sides and maybe I’d be able to see…

Costa Rican Parking Lots Are The Best

I love underground parking lots in Costa Rica! Mostly because they look like this: (You may be wondering exactly what these are) And I’ll tell you! In the States, it would always take forever for my family to find a parking space. Whenever we thought a space was open, it would turn out to be…

Nothing Makes Me Happier Than Free Books!

Just got two free books from the Embassy! “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Can’t wait to read them! Or more like can’t wait to finish all the other books I’m reading now so that I can have time to read these.

Reading List: Gifted Hands

Wow. Beautiful. Inspirational. This book will fill you with a renewed faith in all that God can do and the determination to go beyond the limits put around us, no matter what shape or form they come in. As most people already know, this book was written by the famous neurosurgeon Ben Carson, most famous…

Feria del Gustico 2016

Exactly last week today my mom, her friend, and I all enjoyed the day by going to a number of little cultural, craft, and food fairs and festivals in San Jose! And even a few unplanned ones… When we first drove to San Jose for the festivals, we only knew about the one for crafts….

Look Who I Found At The National Park

  Quite an interesting monument I found in the middle of San Jose’s national park. It was probably even more interesting to me since I had no idea what it was depicting or what it signified. So I went home and decided to investigate! From this picture, you can see that the monument depicts five…

Photo Scrolling

I’ve decided that I’m going to try something new on my blog! I’m going to call it “photo scrolling” because all it basically is is just me scrolling through the old photos on my phone and sharing them with you guys and telling you about when and where I took the picture and why it’s…

Good Morning, Friday!

It’s finally Friday! Make sure to end the week strong! Any plans for the weekend?   Be sure to check out some of my newer blog posts! What Is One Thing You Could Never Live Without? Juan Santamaria Day Escazu Chalk Art Festival

Happy Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas (Juan Santamaria Day)!

Happy Juan Sanatmaria day! Or as some people have come to know it, happy day off school. That’s basically how I’ve come to learn about this Costa Rican holiday because lucky for my school, we get this day off! But I thought I should at least know why we get this day off and its…

5K’s First Female!

Do you guys remember me mentioning that 5K I’ve spent two weeks training for? Well, I won! I won first in my category and first over all the women! I was very surprised but very glad to have one first over all the women. I’m so happy all my hard work paid off! Every year…

Runners’ Necesities: Vaseline

I find Vaseline great for the blisters I get on the back of my feet after running a couple of miles (sadly, I had to use some Vaseline today because after a few days of training to run the 5K, my feet are starting to feel the pressure!). I was told that Vaseline or pure…