I made it!! Thank god.
Speaking Spanish (or attempting to) all day is very tiring, so I have been going to bed surprisingly early, and waking up with almost exactly 8 hours of sleep. Every day. Costa Rica is already better for me than los Estados Unidos.
Yesterday I finally took my camera with me to school, and here are some of the results. There are more photos on my flickr page.
(You can see my backpack sitting out in front of the door because this was the day that I couldn't figure out how to work the key, and was subsequently locked outside of the house for about 10 minutes before my host mom came home...)
The road to mi casa.
It's filled with potholes and is almost a dirt road. According to my host mom, the Costa Rican government is only required to maintain roads that are not main roads every 30 years. Yikes.
The view of the mountains from my walk to the bus stop.
Every day I take a 20 minute bus ride to school. The bus is super cheap- a round trip to my school costs me the equivalent of 80 cents.
I'll upload more pictures later (it takes an incredibly long time to get pictures uploaded on this internet) but until then there are a few more pictures on my flickr so if you are impatient, you can check out those ones.
¡Adios y pura vida!