Field Communications Officer, Brooke, sometimes spends time in town where the teaching project is based. In this blog she gives us a rundown of some of the pleasures of town that you just don't get on the jungle camp
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Teaching is an exhausting profession that offers immense rewards. I have watched in awe of my mother for years as she has tirelessly changed the lives of so many of her students.
Naps are essential to get you through the day, but with the weather always being scorching hot, sometimes sleeping in a room is not an option. In the volunteer house we have one big couch that sits 3 people, perfect for a solo nap, and 2 smaller couches. People are always sitting in the big couch, so once in a blue moon will you get to have a full body nap on the couch.
As those who are already present on our Teaching Project are aware, we have recently begun working at a new school in Puerto Jimenez: Saturnino Cedeño Cedeño.
When it’s a special occasion – like on somebody’s last day, or after a long day of dolphin watching, or we’re just hungry – we sometimes all go out together for a massive seafood meal (other options are available, such as pizza!).
One of our favourite spots is the Marisqueria, famed for their camarones al ajillo, ceviche and great value $4 ‘Bocas’ menu. They set us up a large table, just across from the sea, and cook up some real fishy delights.
The waiter, aptly named Marlin, is a friend of ours; he often pops into our parties to share a glass of whisky or rum with Alex. In his native merry manner, he brings us steaming plates of fish, tacos, nachos, Central American classics. A Costa Rican speciality is the fish taco, an unorthodox combination, but I can personally vouch for its quality! We wash it all down with a cold beverage, and slowly make our way to the bar, the beach, or the pool table.
Some people like to stick around until the early hours, playing pool and chatting away. Thanks to the large diversity of volunteers, we have a number of all-play pool games to keep us going, and loads of interesting topics of conversation! As we leave, we can hear the waves lapping against the shore, and a soft padding as a friendly local dog tried to follow us home.
By George Shankar - Field Communications Officer
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