The Rainy Season – The Beginning Of The End

Those of you who frequent our website often read our comments about the frequent rain here in San Jose, Costa Rica. Well, the end is near.   The rainy season lasts six months, from May through October.  So, the good news is, October is the last month of the rainy season.  The bad news is, October […]

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La Paz

Our First Trip Into The Rainforest

At 6am we caught a bus for a two hour trip to Puerto Viejo Sarapiqui Heredia. In this town we caught a boat and took a guided tour up the Sarapiqui River through the protected rainforest. We saw dozens of wild animals including howler monkeys, crocodile, sloth, and much more.   After the boat trip we ended […]

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The mess on our street

Reflections On Our One Month Anniversary

One month ago today we arrived in Costa Rica.  To commemorate our one month anniversary here are a few random thoughts:   Things we are surprised about: 1) Rain – It impacts our life much more then we figured it would. 2) Sleep – The constant noise prevents a good night sleep. 3) Trash – […]

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Spanish Word of the Week – Estadounidense

Estadounidense – This is someone who is a citizen of the United States. The English equivalent is “American”.   If you are from China you are a chino (Chinese).  If you are from Canada you are canadiense (Canadian).  In Spanish, the United States is called Estados Unidos. Therefore its citizens are called Estadounidense.   Those of us […]

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Aaaaaaaaat Is Enough

The last two days at school have been kind to the Pettengill family here in Costa Rica.  Between the three of us we have received eight grades and all eight of them have been A grades.   Erin got an A on a Spanish reading test. Mike kept his streak going by receiving two more As […]

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