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Aero: Alyssa Davis – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Alyssa Davis – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity Costa Rica is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet! With 600 different species of Orchids in Monteverde alone, it’s no wonder Costa Rica has become a global leader in ecological conservation. Plastic, glass, and organic waste bins are very often displayed […]

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Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School Life at school was an intimidating, scary, but also wonderful experience. We started off the first day in Alajuela in a tiny classroom with no windows and a max of maybe 11 desks. In the United States schools stand by themselves and aren’t neighbored […]

Folium: The World is a Book via Lifehacker

Folium: The World is a Book via Lifehacker “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo (no, not that kind of hippo…) the quote basically says that travel is vital to the narrative of life! Those who choose not to travel lack […]

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Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life City life in Alajuela, Costa Rica was much different than what we sometimes see around the cities in the US. Coming from a very small town I am not used to having a central park where everyone gathers or seeing many people walking down the […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life I’m not even sure where to start, there is so much that can be said on the city life in Costa Rica.  One of the very first things I noticed, and was warned about, was the driving.  The driving laws in Costa Rica appear to […]

Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing

Shemomedjamo – “I accidentally ate the whole thing.” Folium: Useful Words With No English Equivalent via BoingBoing … Mark Twain often wrote of his distaste of the German language, how new nouns could be formed by smashing them all together, or worse, by smashing a load of functions or meanings together to create something totally […]

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo

Folium: How Thinking Changes The Shape of Your Brain via Gizmodo “I think, therefore I am” (“Cogito ergo sum” – Descartes). Right? YouTube contains an unlimited supply of cat videos and people inflicting great amounts of pain on themselves and their friends. However, it’s easy to forget that there are people out there who really […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School When walking to school the first morning I was not sure what to expect.  I was filled with both excitement and nerves at the same time.  Walking into the classroom, I realized there were both things that were similar and different from what I’m […]

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Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life

Aero: Katherine Kostuk – Costa Rica 2013 – Family Life When you think about your family I’m sure you can think about a hand full of memories off the top of your head that make you laugh, shake your head, or maybe even cry.  Everyone’s family dynamics vary from each others, and that is what […]

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Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Patricia Wallace – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining Looking back I still find it hard to wrap my head around the fact that there were no street names in Alajuela.  In addition, that means there are no addresses like there are in the U.S.  Directions are given by well-known landmarks and the […]