Written by:Students
Date posted:May 9, 2007
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Arriving in Costa Rica…school has started!


I arrived in Costa Rica without any problems at all on Saturday evening and slept for over 10 hours at the B&B in San Joaqiun de Flores. On Sunday I and the other students staying at the B&B did get to enjoy a very bumpy bus ride to Monteverde.

I was really excited to meet my host family and was very pleased when I met them and found out that they were really nice people. They didn’t speak a word of English so I got to practice my Spanish immediately! 🙂

I noticed right away that my Spanish was much better than I thought it was. School started on monday morning. I’m in the same group as an american university teacher and we’re got a really nice teacher. The studies are very intensive but I feel that I’m making progress all the time. Today I surprised myself by managing to explain how the Finnish democracy works in Spanish! 🙂

Tonight I’m going to compare my football skills with the Costa Ricans – that will be great fun! Yesterday me and a couple of other students went on a guided night walk in the rainforest. We got to see many interesting animals, for example a big tarantula and an enormous amount of army ants!

Now it’s time to get home to my host family and do my homework!

Hasta luego!



  1. Sylvie

    Hej Jens?

    Que tal???

    I´m very glad that you already seem to have lots of fun over there. Isn´t there some room left for me, it´s raining here 24/7 and I´d like to see the sun either;-)

    A guided night walk?? I would definatelly have died by just making one step into the forest where I can´t see the bottom, uaaaaaaa…and …the tarantula…where exactly was it placed? more than one meter away from you? was it in a cage? I bet not? I would have needed my personal doctor there to always take me up again after fainting 😉

    And respect! I bet I wouldn´t understand how the finnish democracy works in my own language…I bet in Spanish it works with more temperament LOL

    Looking forward to your next report, have a great, great time there and don´t get eaten by a tarantula!!

    Take good care


    Posted May 14, 2007 at 8:21 pm

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