Thursday, after Spanish, we went to San Jose (the capital) for a tour. Basically, it was the same as Heredia just... WAY BIGGER. And people EVERYWHERE. We definitely got stared at quite a bit and at one point a group of guys yelled at me and the other two girls I was with at the time "SEX AND THE CITY!!" All through the center of the calles (streets) are people selling things: movies, cds, shoe strings, phone cards....you name it. Kim, a girl in the group, bought Avatar from one of them. It wasn't until we got back from San Jose that we realized the duration on the back of the case said "101 minutes"......
Friday night, everyone went out to a new local bar called Los Protreros. Ana, Maria (the program coordinators), Courtney (other coordinator), Dionicio (Spanish prof), were there and all of our families were invited, but mostly just younger siblings came. It was a blast. We were most definitely the center of attention: a huge group of gringos taking up a table the size of the bar. Karaoke was the main entertainment, and several times locals in the bar came to our table to sing songs to us. After drinking and mingling, we started dancing. It was a really great time and I got to spend a lot of time with some of the local kids here my age who I met last weekend which I loved.
The morning group Spanish class with Dionicio (our Prof) [and Omar in the back for reasons unknown haha] at Los Portreros.
On Sunday, Cody, Alex, Elizabeth, and I went to a park in San Jose, also with my newest friend Omar who lives here in San Josecito but is originally from Nicaragua. And we walked forever. FOREVER. The "park" we went to is probably 3 times the size of Kendall. I would guess we walked for 3 hours. Finally, we made it back to the central streets of San Jose and went to Pizza Hut for lunch. First taste of "American" food since I've been here. Tastes the same.
Omar and I in the park on Sunday. I'm drinking "pipa" which is basically coconut juice. It's goooood.