Hiking at Tenorio National Park, Costa Rica

Tenorio National Park is a beautiful natural reserve located in Bijagua, Costa Rica. If you're driving between Liberia and La Fortuna, the national park is right on the way on Highway 6 and it's definitely worth a visit! The hike is by no means strenuous except for the stairs leading down to the waterfall. The rest of … Continue reading Hiking at Tenorio National Park, Costa Rica

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The Meddeas Program: Overview and Application Process

The Meddeas program is an English Language Assistant program in Spain that provides its participants with a stipend and training along with the chance to work as an assistant in a private school. Meddeas offers three levels of programs and participants list their program preference according to their education, experience, and background (i.e. - Did you study … Continue reading The Meddeas Program: Overview and Application Process

Taking a bus from Alajuela (San José Airport) to Liberia

Finding updated bus information online can be difficult, especially in countries where bus schedules are flexible. While Colombia typically has buses that frequently arrive/depart, I quickly learned that Costa Rica (being a smaller country) has more limited bus options between cities. For example, you can find a bus that goes nearly anywhere from San José, … Continue reading Taking a bus from Alajuela (San José Airport) to Liberia

Relaxing day trip from Pasto, Colombia: Laguna de la Cocha

If you find yourself in Pasto, Colombia, you must make time to visit Laguna de la Cocha. Laguna de la Cocha is a serene lagoon situated just 40 minutes outside of Pasto, Colombia, in a colorful fishing village. Visiting the lagoon is a perfect relaxing day trip from Pasto. Just walking around the little village, you'll … Continue reading Relaxing day trip from Pasto, Colombia: Laguna de la Cocha