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I donâ€™t know if anyone knew this, but apparently we are in invierno aqui en Costa Rica.
I found that funny because Costa Rica is in the northern hemisphere
which would definitely make the months of June, July and August summer.
Anyways, this is all really irrelevant because there arenâ€™t really any
seasons here. You are either in the rainy season, or the less rainy
season. Unfortunately for me, we are in the rainy season and it has
pretty much rained every day I have been here. Thatâ€™s not to say I
havenâ€™t had a good time (because I definitely have :-) ), but itâ€™s just
something Iâ€™m not very used toâ€¦ especially living in drought laden
Atlanta. And the rain really hasnâ€™t been unbearable. Itâ€™s usually
pleasant in the morningâ€¦ from like 530am-130pm and then the rain
starts. That was pretty much the schedule for the first week and a half
and it wasnâ€™t so bad. However, as Iâ€™m writing this, it has been raining
for basically 30 straight hourâ€™s non-stop and it looks like there is no
end in sight. Another fun fact about the â€śinviernoâ€ť is that people
actually think itâ€™s cold. Iâ€™ve been here for basically 2 weeks now and
there has not been one day where you couldnâ€™t go outside in shorts and
a t-shirt. Itâ€™s hilarious to see people walking around wearing coats,
hats, and scarfâ€™s when itâ€™s literally like 65-75deg out. So while Iâ€™m
sitting on the bus sweating like crazy, everyone else is bundled up
like a blizzard is comingâ€¦hahaâ€¦Anywaysâ€¦.enough about the rain and the
Today is also the day of el clĂˇsico, o la final nacional de fĂştbol. This year, as in most years, the final features Saprissa vs La Liga. This is like having UGA play UF; the rivalry is intense. The game is scheduled for 1200pm today and itâ€™s gonna be interesting to see how the teams fare on a field that has been soaking in rain for the past 30hrs. The fans here are out of control, especially for this intense rivalry. Our â€ścrazyâ€ť football fans are meek in comparison. The game is going to be shown during our lunch break, which by the way is 2hrs!! Here at Grupo NaciĂłn, we have a 45min breakfast break plus an additional 2hr lunch break. I love the Latin work schedule except that it requires me to stay at work until 6pm, when I could easily leave at like 430pm if I just took shorter breaks. Supposedly there is some law that requires these breaks but Iâ€™m not entirely sure.