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Coming for the Comida!

Coming to Costa Rica, I did not know what to expect about food. I heard mostly that I would be eating a lot of rice and beans. Yes, this is true, but people failed to mention the rest of the choices!

Every morning, my host mom has a plate of fresh pieces of fruit ready for me to devour [And when I say fresh, I mean fresh!] My mornings are brightened by the vivid colors of banana, mango, papaya, watermelon, pineapple, and more. I also top it off with a famous cup of Costa Rican coffee.

For lunch and dinner I fill my tummy with many different dishes each day: Salads, fish, chicken, vegetables, and of course my favorite, desserts.

Costa Rica isn’t known for their food, but I do have a good cook in my new house– which is a major plus. I am enjoying the fresh fruits and healthier meals. It is refreshing since I am coming from the South of the United States… aka: fried food.

So far I have slowly transitioned into the Costa Rican culture. Everyone is so nice and relaxed most of the time! The dilemma with my knee, like I talked about in my last blog, has been difficult and limiting in many different ways, but I am glad that I made the choice to come.

Beaches, sunshine, coffee, adventure, & fresh food trumps staying at home any day!

Here are some pictures of the food that I’ve had in different parts of Costa Rica…


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