Today marks one month since I arrived to Costa Rica, and it has been a great month. I have felt so many moments of active happiness and joy, where I catch myself thinking ‘wow, this is beautiful’ and smile to myself for being here. I have watched beautiful sunsets, swam in pristine oceans, hiked through forests, seen wild sloths, monkeys and iguanas, watched hummingbirds in my host family’s garden – in fact, there is a hummingbird teasing me right now as I have been trying to get a photo of one! They always disappear by the time my camera is in my hand.
That is just the natural beauty side of Costa Rica. I’ve also really been enjoying my TEFL course. It’s been challenging and interesting, and I’ve been enjoying teaching classes this week. I’ve met some wonderful people, teachers and students, who I have been fortunate enough to enjoy this adventure with.
I think I’m starting to miss London a bit, the convenience of so many places to go to and see. I do love Manuel Antonio and Quepos, with its beaches and nature on the doorstep, but I’m quite looking forward to heading back to the capital, San Jose. I have been offered an English teaching position with a school – I’m not sure if it’s quite the right one for me so I will send out a few more applications and see what happens.
I’m really looking forward to investigating more of this beautiful country…