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First Adventures

So yesterday, we went to church, which is 2 hours. If you think you've been to a real worship service, think again. There was so much passion and joy in this church. Everyone was very welcoming.
Today we went to make tortillas from scratch, which are awesome and actually not difficult to make! The corn tortillas are SO much better than the ones at home like Don Pablo's or mexican restaurants. I also toured a small farm on her parent's property. I tried so many new fruits! Water apples, guayava's, many others I don't remember the name because we don't have them in English.
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Afterwards, we went on a Skytram ride! It was so beautiful. The rainforest has so many different species of plants it is almost unbelievable. The skytram is similar to a gondola ride.
Here is a link to more pictures via Flickr! Enjoy!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/88696713@N02/

Posted by graceeppley 18:33 Archived in Costa Rica Comments (4)

Bienvenidos a Monteverde!

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Hola amigos! I'm in Monteverde :] I'm getting used to the climate and differences here. I can hear monkeys during the night howling, which is very different than the birds we are used to in Kentucky. Also, this morning I looked outside and saw something that looked like a tapier, a little brown rodent type thing. It scurried off as soon as I opened the window though. I will post pictures soon, I have been sick the past two days so I haven't gotten out much. Everyone in town in very friendly, so that has been nice. They also mainly speak Spanish only, so I have had plenty of practice already. More soon!
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Posted by graceeppley 08:08 Archived in Costa Rica Comments (3)

Pre-departure

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Well, I now have a blog, at age 22. And I'm still not sure how to work it, so please, bear with me. As of right now, I have zero things packed, and have no intention of doing so for at least another week :] I have too much to plan, GAH! T-minus 18 days until departure to San Jose! :] :]

Posted by graceeppley 19:12 Archived in US Virgin Islands Tagged the is not united states why listed? commies. Comments (0)

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