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Shifting Perspectives

Going into the trip, I believed I was in for a relaxing two weeks after a grueling past semester. I expected to learn bundles about the country and birds and enjoy every moment, but I did not expect the experience to change my outlook on my future. I have always…
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Go with the flow

I had never been out of the United States, so everything from flying alone to having limited phone service was new to me. We started out in the city and came just at the beginning of wet season so there was no avoiding getting soaked throughout the trip. That was…
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The Hike

Costa Rica is known for its breath taking landscape, with beautiful mountains and streams. We hiked many, many miles on this trip to witness these beautiful landscapes. There was one hike, that really tested all of us though, especially myself. This hike was a 3-4 mile hike uphill to Karen…
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Comida, Comida, y mas Comida!

Costa Rica was absolutely breathtaking, from the hikes to the national parks, from the waterfalls to the rivers, and from one side to the other. However, one aspect of my trip that was above the rest was the food! It was so good! Our first day there, was a morning…
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Too Many Beautiful Birds

These were three of my favorite birds we got to see on the trip, as well as three of my favorite pictures taken. The first picture is of a golden hooded tanager. They have twelve different colored feathers. It’s not necessarily a rare bird but it is definitely beautiful. The…
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