Emily’s Travel Diary

Monday, 29 Aug 2005

Location: Puntarenas, Costa Rica

MapHello all!!
I´m finally in Costa Rica and all settled in!! It has been a crazy adventure so far, but it had been wonderful. My host family is great. My mom´s name is Lilliana and she is only 31 and has 3 kids! The father is Enrique, but he doesn´t really talk to me much. The oldest girl is 10 and her name is Eiryne. However you pronounce that...i haven´t quite figured it out yet. The other girl is 4 and her name is Alanny. She is awesome, but doesn´t understand me or vice versa so she gets really frustrated with me. The youngest is a boy who is 1 year old and his name is Ekan. He currently has the chicken pox and is not a very happy boy. We just started classes today. So far i´ve only had Spanish and it was interesting. My teacher doesn´t speak much English, so it is all in Spanish. I understood fairly well today, but it is going to be a struggle for awhile, i think. I like everyone in the program, but I have been pretty shy with people so far, so hopefully I will make some good friends soon. Leave me some messages so I can keep up to date with Reno stuff!! I haven´t figured out how to post pics yet, but i will post some when i do! Love you all and miss you mucho!