It’s been more than a month since I arrived in this beautiful country. Although everyday there’s something new, something unusual, I feel like I’m getting used to life here. School is great, everyone is very helpful especially my classmates. They are super patient with me, and explain as many things to me as possible. Maybe I heaven’t grown to love my new uniform, but I got used to the idea of looking the same every day.
I feel like I’m starting to understand more and more each day, and it’s easier to express myself. Maybe I don’t speak correctly yet, but my vocabulary has improved drastically since day 0. It takes time but I can feel that everyday is a bit easier, maybe people don’t notice from the outside but there’s a difference from having to think about a sentence for 2 minutes and 2 seconds, it simply makes life easier. I just love the language, it’s so beautiful, but at the same time it’s super fast but I can’t wait for the day when I will be able to talk with not having to think.
Another huge improvement in my life is getting used to the food. At first my stomach and my face weren’t so happy about the changes in my diet, but thankfully the bad days are over. I cannot forget to mention all of the delicious foods. My host mom is an amazing cook and always prepares the best meals. She also taught me how to make tortillas, which is a typical Tico dish that they eat with natilla. Natilla is very similar to tejföl (sour cream) in Hungary, but less sour. They eat it with almost everything like, platanos, chorriadas, tortillas, pinto and even just bread.
Most meals contain rice, that includes breakfast as too. Of course not every day, but there’s almost no days when there’s no rice or beans in a meal. Fried platanos is another must in the Tico kitchen, it is kind of like a banana and a potato mixed together.Here’s what a typical breakfast looks like:
With every meal we always drink fresco, usually fresh fruit juice:
It took some time to get used to moving to a little town after living next to the capital city of Hungary, but I love it. It’s very peaceful but at the same time it’s full of life. I get so excited when I hear latin music playing from houses, cars and when we go into a store and it’s full of pinatas. Everything is so different and I can’t get enough of it.
I even have a cat, Sanyi (I named him):
A very normal view from our home, there’s lots of giant spiders everywhere.
The centre of Grecia, the small town where I live.
Exploring Costa Rica with friends and family.
To be continued…
The reason I haven’t posted in a while is because a week ago I got Dengue which is a tropical virus spread by mosquitos. I was taken to the hospital, but everything is okay now. I am healthy and better than ever.
Thank you for reading, have a good day!