Berlín de San Ramón From The Air!

This is probably a bit self-indulgent, but I was really excited when I took my most recent flight out of Costa Rica. Sure, my baby was flying for the first time, but I also saw my house from the plane! I don't want to get too detailed about which house is ours, but it is there. The reason I'm keeping it "semi-secret" is because one time when we were on vacation in China our house got robbed, so I also avoid saying beforehand when we're going to be out of town. Still, it's pretty cool to see your Read more [...]

Juan Santamaría: The Man, The Airport, The Legend

As I mentioned in my last post, last week was Easter break (called semana santa in Costa Rica), so we had the whole week free. That was pretty excellent, but it turns out that today is also a holiday: Juan Santamaría Day. The only downside is that it's not necessarily a free day at work for everyone, and we do have classes where I work because it's a private language school. Nevertheless, who was Juan Santamaría, and why is he considered Costa Rica's "national hero"? I'll admit that I didn't Read more [...]