Bilingue' de la Trinidad Moravia
On day 1 we were welcomed during a school assembly and had our first opportunity to meet face to face with our Costa Rican brothers & sisters. In the assembly we were given the pleasure of experiencing folklore dancing and a performance from the school's guitar band. We also attended classes, had a meal prepared by a former student turned chef and a wonderful time building relationships with our new friends.
On day 2 were were welcomed to the school with a festival of traditional games. Playing team building and silly games with our brothers and sisters helped to bring us closer with them. Afterwards we had another day of immersion into their daily schedules, attending classes, engaging in discussions about our interests and life in the United States.
Doka' Coffee Plantation
Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
Ox Carts and Sarchi
The traditional oxcart, or carreta, is the product of Costa Rica's most famous craft. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century, oxcarts were used to transport coffee beans from Costa Rica's central valley over the mountains to Puntarenas on the Pacific coast, a journey requiring ten to fifteen days.
Sarchi is home to one of the oldest oxcart manufacturers in Costa Rica. The process of hand crafted oxcarts is still alive and well here and Sarchi which is also home to the largest oxcart in the world.