Cambios de vida
San Jose Travel Blog› entry 8 of 33 › view all entries
October 8th, 2009 – by: lindsaypo
So I'll be here in San José for another week and then I'm moving to Liberia next Sunday! It will be a little scary, but very exciting! Liberia, for those of you who are apprehensive, is the second-largest city in Costa Rica, although it is much smaller than congested San José. It is the capital of the Guanacaste province and it's only about an hour away from many different beaches on the Pacific. It is a small town, but still has all the necessities, including a movie theater and museum, a private African nature reserve, and a food mall with American fast food chains for when I get homesick. Even I was apprehensive at first, but then I remembered my love for small towns and how I wanted to live outside of San José from the beginning. I think this will be a great opportunity for me and I can't wait to start my new job.
There is a company-wide party this Saturday night, so I'll get to meet all of my co-workers, which will be nice. Unfortunately, it conflicts with Maricruz's birthday party, so I'll have to split my time between the two. Then I will have training a few days next week, a company-wide retreat next Saturday, and then I'm off to northwest Costa Rica. I'll be working in Liberia at least until the end of May, and then the company wants to bring me back to San José to work with their clients here, full-time. I really like that idea because I would still get to come back to San José and be with all the people I've met here. I will miss Shannon and the Miranda family a lot, but they promised they would come up and visit me, and I'm sure I'll be back here at least once a month to visit.
When I first arrive, I will be living in a homestay that the company set up for me. It's a pretty good deal and I'm told she has pets, which will be nice for me. That's the one thing I've been missing while living with the Mirandas (well, that and cooking for myself... and banana bread)! Then I will look for a different place to live and hopefully find some cool ticos/as to live with after getting acclimated.
I want to thank all my readers for your support and for staying tuned into my erratic travels and adventures. As much as I love this life of traveling, learning and meeting new people, it can be scary! I'm lucky to have so many people here, at home and abroad, following and supporting my journeys!
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