Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – Learning the Language

… In preparations for this trip, I had in mind that I would need to know some Spanish terms in order to understand certain people and parts of the trip.  However, I did not know how much of the language I would truly be hearing.  I took Spanish courses throughout high school, all the way […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – Food and Dining

… Being a vegetarian and unfortunately somewhat of a picky eater, you can imagine I was a bit nervous about what exactly I was going to eat while away in Costa Rica.  However, overall I found the food to be interesting but tasty. … … My host mother Maria Marta was so nice about making […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – Epilogue

… As I stated previously, this trip to Costa Rica was a trip of lifetime and I will always cherish the memories and everything that I learned. I signed up for the trip knowing no one that was going and flew back to Rochester with a group of new friends.  The time flew by and […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… When I think of Costa Rica/Nicaragua and “city life” the first thing that comes to my mind is the driving. I think every time I was in a motor vehicle in Alajuela I was scared for my life. I told my host brother Daniel countless times that I could never drive where he lives […]

Aero: Sarah Warner – Costa Rica 2016 – Biodiversity

… New York weather can be pretty unpredictable day to day, or even hour to hour.  Being that winter is not one of my favorite things, you can imagine I was pretty happy when we flew out of snow and into sunshine.  Endless sunshine to be exact, the entire time we were in Costa Rica […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – Epilogue

… Costa Rica was not what I expected, besides the hot weather. It was not the image I had in mind, it was greater than that. It looked less flashy and touristy in person and more beautiful. … … I thought that the country would be crawling with bugs, but it was as normal as […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – Travel

… We traveled to so many places. First, it was the city of Alajuela, where we stayed with our host families. There, we would simply walk to our destinations with the help of a map or be driven places by our host families. We explored all of the downtown by foot, and found many interesting […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – Biodiversity

… Costa Rica was a very beautiful place. It was very hot there, every day at least 80 – 90 degrees, no lower. When we went, it was the dry season so we didn’t have to worry about humidity. Also, there were so many plants that I’ve never seen in my life. … … Many […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – Food and Dining

… The food in Costa Rica was quite good! It was different from what I eat every day. Rice and beans came with many of our meals, and a day without it felt odd. At times, we didn’t know what we were eating so we came up with our own words. … … The Chayote […]

Aero: Brianna Cardina – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… Life outside of the house was quite different than what I experienced at home in the US. I’ll start with talking about – quite literally – the outside of the house. There was no front yard or back yard on ours, and many of the others. The house was small, and only two floors […]