(This beginning part I wrote last Friday but I’m leaving it as is) Next Thursday I will be back in the United States and my teaching experience in Costa Rica will be over. My last day of teaching is on Saturday, and on Sunday I will meet my family (Mom, Dad & Sisters) who are arriving today in La Fortuna.
I arrived in CR on October 30th in Montezuma and started my TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) program on the 2nd of November. I stayed in Montezuma until December 18th and then went home for two weeks to enjoy the Holiday. I returned to CR on the 6th of January in Heredia and it’s where I have been since. If you have been following my blog, you have been following my journeys and experiences along the way from teaching to traveling. If I hadn’t of gotten the job at Intercultura and met the people I did, my experience would have been a lot different, and not for the better.
On the first and second days of orientation I mentioned to some of the current teachers that I was looking for a place to live. Two girls, Amber and Niamh (pronounced Neeve), who I did not know at the time said they had an extra room and that I could live with them if I wanted. They didn’t know me, yet they took a chance and offered to let me live with them. I’m grateful they let me live with them because my experience has been amazing. It’s part of the reason why living in CR has been so great, besides the fact Amber brought home the worst dog to ever live. Amber and Niamh are two if the friendliest and kind-hearted people that I have ever met, and they have amazing cooking and baking skills. They fed me on more than one occasion. I will miss them both, but know I will see them again in the future.