Because we had limited internet and computer access, I was unable to post while I was actually in Costa Rica but this entry comes from the journal I took on the trip.  As we landed in San Jose, I could not help but notice how the street lights looked from the plane. It was almost like they had decorated for Christmas insanely early. I quickly noticed how different Costa Rica was from the US. As I looked around I noticed that everything was in Spanish, a language I am not at all familiar with. I knew I would have to adjust and once I got used to asking people questions using mostly hand motions, it was fine. I am looking forward to all the of the new experiences that will come from this country because it is so different from my own.