What a varied host family. So far I’ve met and heard about two veterinarians, a club owner, four eccentric aunts and a fifteen-year-old Taekwondo champion – and that’s just skimming the surface of this family. I’m the foreigner with weird advice. Have I walked into a bizarre literary bildungsroman? I wonder who the central character is.

I’d show photos of Costa Rica and where I’m staying, but unfortunately, my camera was stolen. Funny, really – I put that camera through so much stress over the weekend. I nearly smashed it over a rock because I slipped and yet it persevered. Unfortunately, it could not withstand the sneaky hands of a thief. My fault. I should have been more careful.

Yes, I was in Montezuma for the 2nd and 3rd of March where the sun set me of fire. I could call it the longest weekend of my life and I loved every moment of it. To drink beer by the sea when the sky is dark is a heavenly experience. I enjoy travelling with friends, new and old (and in this case, very new). I got to practice my Spanish, at least.

And now – to begin teaching.