Respuestas verdaderas

“Oh! Did you speak Spanish before you left? Have you improved?” “What were you doing there? Where did you go?” “Aren’t you an ambassador or something?” “The what house? Emory has that?” “You’re applying to jobs already?!” Just a few of the questions I’ve been asked this year, and yet as often as I am asked…

¡Bienvenidos a Casa Émory!

¡Qué dicha que tengo la oportunidad para vivir en Casa Émory por mi ultimo año de la universidad! Well, here we go – my senior year of college & one that I will be living in the “Spanish house” at Emory. To say that I am “emocionada” would be an understatement. Think: I’m less than…

¿El viaje de mentiras?

¡Hola a todos! … wow, speaking/writing Spanish is so weird, haha. I’ve honestly been meaning to write this blog post for quite awhile now, but even then, hello from Atlanta, Georgia! It’s been almost 2 full months since arriving back in the United States from my 4 month semester abroad (didn’t think you’d get an…

Se va, se va, se fue

This will be my 40th post to celebrate (I suppose) 4 months in Costa Rica, to the day. An average of 10 posts per month!? Wow. Thanks for sticking with me, those of you who have checked in every so often, randomly clicked, and even those of you who have subscribed by email and don’t…

Escúchame si quieras sobrevivir

Here’s a bit of a “How to survive in Costa Rica without getting hit by a car, drinking bad water, being harassed by people, etc.” guide for those of you that plan on visiting Costa Rica in the future. I hope some of these suggestions can be of help! Suerte. XXX Con cuidado if you…

FAM.NAVARRO

Totally stealing the name of this blog post as a way to remember the name of my family’s wifi, hahaha (password not included, lo siento). Also as a way to talk more about the people that have taught me so much, loved me, fed/housed me, & everything in between. I wrote about my family suuuuuuuper briefly […]

La cuenta atrás

  ¡Bienvenidos! It’s Sunday which means a new blog post! This is pretty much a blog post of me typing anything that pops into my head & sharing some photos from the past week, so hopefully  that’s alright – absolutely no structure or organization here. Oops.  ◊  ◊  ◊ Considering that I’d been to Cartago…

Carta amorosa

(Note: I still have 2 weeks left before leaving, but am trying to deal with my, “I want to go back to the United States,” and, “Wait, I have to leave Costa Rica?!” feelings now … and save myself some lágrimas.) Querido Costa Rica, Hola mae, compa, mop, país de sueños y de arroz y frijoles. Hola al…

Quejas oficiales

Not that I’m not usually annoying … but this blog post title, “Official complaints,” is a totally truthful reflection on those things that I will miss from Costa Rica/studying abroad, but also those that I can’t imagine la vida without. *** CUIDADO! This blog post should probably be 2 separate posts … but it’s not….

Filosofía Sophia

Hello world of the Internet, and readers of mine … meet Sophie. “Would you go to space if you had the chance to?” “Yes of course, that would be so cool!” “I wouldn’t. I get carsick on a bus let alone a spaceship” “I don’t understand these people right now.” – watching interpretive/neon dancing “I…

Comida Tica

It’s been impossible to decide when to post this blog since I’ve been working on it nearly the entire time I’ve been in Costa Rica, but here it goes … as my stomach grumbles and I doubt posting this since there’s the chance I try a new food in the next month (and there is…

¡¿Cómo decidir?!

I’ve found it near impossible to write this blog post, but managed to (somehow) think of my TOP 10 favorite moments/trips/memories from studying abroad (so far) and it’s been so fun! Also as I am within the last month (okay, almost – like 1 month exactly left) of my program and have posted quite the montón of posts…