HELLOOOO, my name is Devin and I am a member of the awesome cool BABY-SLOTH TEAM with Mike, Addie, and Stefanie!! We teach ages 12 and up (even up to 33) at Centro Espiral Mana.
TODAY was our first day off! After four days of straight teaching and spending almost the entire day THINKING AND PLANNING AND NOT GOING SWIMMING...WE FINALLY got to go SWIMMING! Our big group of TESOLers was split between the fun relaxing hot springs and an exciting thrilling canyoneering expedition.
The hot springs was a nice little local spot made for Ticos and right in front of the volcano!! They had a variety of hot and cold pools and even a WATER SLIDE!! The atmosphere was rather chill and it wasn't overcrowded either. Roger, one of our trainers overcame his fear of the slide and...slowly slid down while we cheered him on!
It is a bright beautiful day and almost everyone who went to the hot springs got burned. We are now a pack of lobsters.
Four of us (Mason, Stefanie, Louisa, and Courtney) went canyoneering and had a crazy good time!! It was described as "incredible"and "freaking incredible" because they had a beautiful view of the volcano BUT REALLY, they were in a frickin'jungle, navigating through rivers, over rocks, and rappelling !!!!!!! GAAAHH I just looked through some
of the pictures and it looked sooo cool. They received a DVD with tons of pics that they might be leaving in the WS Lounge if you want to see this action packed excitement, along with some silly smiles!!
Once we got back to the Centro, peeps were just relaxing, retelling their adventures, and putting aloe on their wounds! TODAY is all about relaxing and recharging.
This evening, some of us even went over to hangout with a guy named Davy. He hails from the great nation of Belgium and is a super friendly dude and even built his own house. We played games, saw some of our students, and just had fun!
While the four canyoneers were invited to go rolling skating with their tour guide. They had sooo much fun that I think they are trying to go again!
This day is exactly what we needed, THANK YOU COSTA RICA!!!
12 students from Marlboro College came to our school to teach English to local children and young adults. Their project is to teach "Environmental English" so that at the end of the 8 day course the students can take a hike and talk about nature (in English) and do activities on the trail that help them develop their awareness of tropical river ecology. Our town, San Isidro de Peñas Blancas has created the River walk to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting our area.