Mi hogar nuevo
Liberia Travel Blog› entry 9 of 33 › view all entries
October 19th, 2009 – by: lindsaypo
I hugged the family goodbye (for now, not for good!) and set off en route to Liberia to start what will be my life for the next seven to twelve months. My new host mom, Noemy, picked me up at the bus station and took me to her lovely home, where I began to get settled. In accordance with my previous luck with host families, Noemy seems to be pretty great. She's a lawyer, divorced, has two grown kids in San José and I think she likes having someone else (me) around. The house is really nice too. It's about three blocks from the class where I'll be working and the center of town. It has internet, a washing machine, a cute kitchen with all appliances included (and I finally get to cook for myself!), a dog, a cat, and two parrots (and yes, they talk). And my room comes equipped with a cable TV and an AIR CONDITIONER, which is really exciting considering that it is hot as hell and air conditioning is rare here. Also, she is obsessed with really yummy lemon iced tea and always keeps it in the fridge (reminds me of my own mom). So yes, I'm a little bit spoiled and I like it.
Tomorrow I will venture out to the classroom to observe the classes that will be mine to teach starting Thursday. There are two girls already working here, whom I've met twice at work events in the past week. I really like most of the people who work for the company, but most of them are in San José anyway. Still, I'm glad I actually like my employer, since I know not everyone is so lucky. Even though I'll probably start to stress a little tomorrow after I actually begin thinking about teaching my own classes, I'm excited to take the next step in this adventure!
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