Category Archives: Gluten Free

Moving On

This past Saturday (two days ago) was the UWC Costa Rica graduation. The are some important traditional elements for the UWCCR graduation, two student speeches (one in English and one in Spanish); a speech by a teacher; and a male … Continue reading

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Wet & Wild

Today turned out to be a very interesting day. My friend Stephen and I set off this morning for a trip to Feria Verde, where they happened to be celebrating their fifth anniversary. Feria Verde is awesome (I’ve written about … Continue reading

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In Costa Rica, April flowers bring May showers.

We have wrapped up the teaching year here at United World College Costa Rica. Students are in the midst of their IB exams or their course finals. For me this means writing student grade narratives, assessing and invigilating exams. We did … Continue reading

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Tárcoles

The school year is wrapping up here. We have just one more week of regular classes and then students and staff start preparing for their final exams. The last few weeks have flown by! It feels like just yesterday I … Continue reading

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Staycation

I wonder if there is a word in Spanish for “staycation”? Anyway, that is what I have been doing this holiday break, exploring Costa Rica.  The break started with a trip to some hot springs to help Jana celebrate her … Continue reading

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Catching up

I can’t believe it has already been a month since the fall break trip to the beach. It has been a busy month, but not a lot of adventures to report on. Here are some things I’ve been up to. … Continue reading

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The Caribbean, babies and good food!

Well, I finally made it out of Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Two weeks ago we had a mini-break (three working days and the weekend) which allowed for a little holiday. One of my co-workers (Alex) and I decided to go … Continue reading

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Iguana!!

First things first, last week when I was walking home from school for lunch I came upon an iguana. He was quite large. I have been super busy with work, which has been good, but I’ve not had a lot … Continue reading

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This Oregonian Needs Rain Boots

The afternoon/evening rain showers here are nothing to joke about. I have experienced thunder and lightning nearly every afternoon/evening since I arrived (and un-related but still fun, two earthquakes). The rain is serious business as well. Being a born and … Continue reading

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Wine, Cupcakes and Books

Then end of the school year is just a week away. In fact, while America is getting ready to celebrate Independence Day I will be celebrating my own special day of independence: summer vacation! But, before I get too excited … Continue reading

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