December 16th, 2008 – by: kelleb
Bananas growing on the farm!
Finally made it to the farm in La Flor. The day getting there was the worst. Found out my grandma had passed away that morning. Canadians dropped me off in Cartago near where I thought the bus stop was. Finally found my way to the bus stop. NO ONE in the town spoke English which was hard. It was pouring. Instead of people telling me they didn't know when the bus came, they felt the need to make something up.. I heard it was coming in 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, etc. So I waited it out at the stop, in the rain, for a few hours. It pretty much sucked. Finally got to the farm to find out I was the only volunteer there besides an American guy that was about 40. I was sad leaving the perfect weather of MA and friends I had made there. However, I loved my time at the farm (minus the weather. it rained almost every day.) The first day I helped weed, plant etc. The second day I worked on the compost which I actually really liked, I found it pretty interesting. The third day I helped with lunch in the kitchen. Every day we were served 3 vegetarian meals of all food grown on the farm. It was definitely the best food I had in Costa Rica ! I also took Spanish classes while there which I really enjoyed. Even though I didn't stay there as long as I had planned, I was really happy I did go.
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