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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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Semana Santa

Whether you call it Spring Break, Holy Week or Semana Santa, the week when the world takes a spring holiday is here. In Costa Rica this vacation time falls on the week leading up to Easter, also known as Semana … Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy

In the two years of working in Al Ain I forgot how busy a teacher’s life is. That is because I didn’t have a typical teacher’s life there. And to be fair, I don’t really have a “typical” teacher’s life … 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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How time flies

My three week trip home has come to an end. I am sitting at the gate waiting to board the first of two planes that will take me to my new home, Costa Rica. Coming home and then leaving again … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

It is officially spring, today is the two year anniversary of my blog and I am in the final trimester of my final year teaching in the UAE. I am looking forward to what may come in the next few … Continue reading

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7 Star Weekend

It is exam time here, which means that my students have stopped coming to school. On Monday there was a handful of girls at school, but they were gone by 1pm. They are home studying, or so they say, for … Continue reading

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Twenty

This past weekend was a three-day weekend for many in the Muslim world. The recognition of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) provided a day off of work, of which I took advantage. On Wednesday evening … Continue reading

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Completing the Bucket List

I love Oregon. It has so much to offer. Beautiful coastline, awesome mountains, wonderful lakes and rivers and tons of covered bridges. Covered bridges are so fun and old fashioned, I just love them. This week, as I await departure … Continue reading

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