Before the trip…

I did not get to blog before the trip because I don’t have internet access at my house, but I am now in Costa Rica. I decided to sign up for this trip because I have always wanted to travel. Since I was little I have been making lists of all the places I want to go and this opportunity presented itself so of course I wanted to give it a try. I have not always wanted to go to Costa Rica, but last year I was talking with a friend of mine who had gone on a trip similar to this one and it sounded amazing so I looked in to it. I was most nervous about leaving my family. I have never been away from them for more than 5 days at a time, so 10 days is quite a lot. I was also nervous about being alone, I was worried I wouldn’t make friends and that my host family wouldn’t like me. I had hoped to have a greater understanding of the Costa Rican culture and to be able to speak Spanish better.