Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Trip Overall

I loved Costa Rica. This experience was one of the best of my life and I wish everyday I could do it over again. I learned so much about people, culture, helping the world, and most importantly I learned about myself. That experience helped me decide what I want to do with the rest of my life. I want to help people, Thats why I want to become a nurse. It taught me to not take things for granted. Its given me a new outlook on my life. I would do it the same way if I had the opportunity. This was an amazing experience that I will remember forever. When I first decided to go I wanted to go with my friend and I thought it would be fun. But fun is an understatement for what I experienced on this trip. I have meet life long friends that we continue to talk about now a year later. I can't wait until I get I get another opportunity to do something like this again. This trip was an amazing experience that made me who I am as a person and really made me thinking about myself as a person. Thats why I chose this experience to do as my capstone.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Flight Home

We board our flight home after the long flight home and through scary customs. On our way home we had a lay over in Charlotte North Carolina. Customs took longer and Maddy and I had to run to our next flight to get them to hold the flight for us. We all sprinted through the airport and we all successfully made it to our flight on time. We landed in columbus at midnight. I was very excited to see my family and tell them all about my trip and all the exciting things I got to see. We even went to waffle house to get some good foods and talk all about my trip.

Bradley goes to Costa Rica

This is just our Bradley group with a few Davidson kids. We became really close on this trip and I made life long friends

International School

Our last adventure in costa rica is visiting an international school and take a tour. We got to meet kids from all over the world and even work with one of their teachers on the experiences they go through as international students, how being an international student is beneficial, and how to become an international student. It was very interesting to see how they live even though they are so far away from home. Tonight we go to our last hotel in San Juan and our flight home leaves in the morning. Sad that its our last night here and wish I had more time here.

Zip lining and White water rafting

On this costa rican adventure we also got to go zip lining and white water rafting. It was the first time I got to do anything like that and it was so much fun! 7 different heights for the zip lining and 4 different rapids for white water rafting. we even got to feed wild cows while rafting. It was an experience to remember and I would do it again in a hear beat.

Waterfalls and stairs lots of stairs

Next we are off the see the waterfalls. They did not inform us how many stairs down it was and how steep the stairs was. I don't think i've ever been this tired but it was worth it. We got to swim around the waterfall it was beautiful but the water was freezing!! but the hike back up was a lot worse. BUT we were rewarded with fresh smoothies when we made it to the top.

Chocolate Plantation

Our tour guide surprised us today and took us to the chocolate plantation. We got to see how they make different types of chocolate and even make some ourselves. We got to walk through the fields and the cocoa beans.

Arenal Region Hot Springs

Today we got to go to a very nice hotel and swim in the hot springs. It was fun jumping from spring to spring getting warmer and warmer I couldn't go to the hottest spring at 126 degrees. It was still really fun we also got to eat dinner there we got pizza and nachos. We had enough of gyo pinto for breakfast lunch and dinner everyday.

New Hotel in the City!

We just made it to our next hotel that is in the city we got to walk around and be submerged in the culture. It has a beautiful view of the mountains and volcanoes. We fianlly have air conditioning which is amazing we spent the first hour there laying in the cool. It is also our tour guide, Victor, birthday we are surprising him with a cake and a big card from all of us. While we are here we get to go swim in the hot springs that are heated by the volcano ranging in heat. Excited!!!!

Learning about the turtles

After a very interesting and very educational video on the history of sea turtles and how they were killed by being placed on their backs for several hours just for their shell. Now so many people are interested in saving them and preventing animals from eating the eggs that are on land. We got to see their expeditions on saving the turtles and we got to learn about all the different types of turtles. This was a really cool experience and I learned a lot from it!