French Reading Selections: Le Rat des Champs et le Rat de Ville

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Aero: David Whitt – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… At home, I live in the middle of the City of Canandaigua, so I am used to city life, but city life in Alajuela was much different. A couple major differences was that Alajuela is much louder all times of the day, had heavier traffic, and it is much harder to cross the roads. […]

Aero: Ana Northrop – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… Most of the cities in Costa Rica we saw if not all of them are centered on a church and a park.  The church faces east which is how directions are given by people who live there.  There are not really any street names so you go by blocks and direction from the church […]

Aero: Alysa Halsey – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… I’ve lived in the country almost my whole life, and for the most part, I’ve enjoyed it. But just like anything else, there are advantages and disadvantages to living away from the city. Granted, I get a lot of quiet time and slow traffic. But on the downside, if I want to go shopping […]

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: 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 […]

Aero: Brianna Jackson – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… The city of Alajuela was where we were most of our time, and it was nothing like I expected. I was expecting it to look like New York City, or something similar, with big skyscraper buildings, all fancy and gleaming. What I was introduced to however was a small city that was very welcoming, […]

Aero: Tiffany Bane – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… The city of Alajuela is very different from the United States. Within the Central Park is the Cathedral, and most cities in Latin America are built with the church facing east and the city built around it. There are several churches in Alajuela and each one had a service when we saw it. In […]

Aero: Kelly Bailey – Costa Rica 2016 – City Life

… The cities of Costa Rica and Nicaragua were amazing and beautiful. Every house was a different bright color, and at the center of each village was a giant church or maybe two. This churches seemed to be always filled with pious people. In the church in Grecia we watched a woman on her knees […]

French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Basics

… Identify: French Vocabulary: Places in the City – Basics le vocabulaire français: les endroits dans la ville – une introduction Essential to navigating around a city. Modern cities often have the same kinds of basic services and resources. Study: If you want to travel to French-speaking cities around the world, you’ll need to know […]

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