Tag Archives: travel

Stories from Monteverde

This July break, many staff and volunteers made the same plan without realizing it: to check Monteverde off of their “must-do in Costa Rica” lists. Some traveled together and others made their plans independently, but they all have stories (and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Nicaragua

By Sassy Weinstein When I say adventures in Nicaragua, I mean adventures in the fullest and most literal way possible. It all began at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua: one of the most bizarre situations my three friends … Continue reading

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“First Time Abroad” Apprehensions

by Kristen Bridgford I still remember sitting in that little empty lounge at my university when I did my Skype interview with Becca and Lindsay. I remember I was transported to a different world with them where the palm trees … Continue reading

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The Road to Playa Penca

by Jenna van Schoor I remember the first time I walked the road to Playa Penca. Becca, the Program Coordinator, was giving me my orientation tour on my second day in Costa Rica, and was showing me the town. So … Continue reading

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Volunteer Update: Travelling Costa Rica During Semana Santa

During Semana Santa, people from all over Costa Rica travel to the Pacific coast and other parts of the country to celebrate this week-long holiday. Some of the AM volunteers and staff members also took this opportunity to get out … Continue reading

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Personal Transformation in Potrero

By Tara Yanez Three months ago I wrote a blog about my experiences starting as the new youth development director at Abriendo Mentes and rereading it now going into the fourth session, I realize how far I have come as … Continue reading

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Travel Tales from End-of-Session Break

By Rachel Gallucci Earlier this month, AM volunteers had a week off between Sessions Three and Four to travel, relax, and explore in and around Costa Rica. Of the five different trips that were taken, I caught up with volunteers … Continue reading

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A World of Possibilities

By Rachel Gallucci The theme of kids classes last week at AM was Transportation and Travel. Through various projects, crafts, and activities, the kids were learning valuable vocabulary words and, more importantly, how to think beyond the scope of Potrero. … Continue reading

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