Central America
save place
Photos (4)
Plane loader
Animated dots
Zip-Lining
Service Project With Local High School Students
Playa Madera
First experiences on a bike
Zip-Lining
Service Project With Local High School Students
Playa Madera
First experiences on a bike
Service Project With Local High School Students
During our Costa Rica expedition one of our destinations was Sarapiqui. While in Sarapiqui we got to do so many cool things! We went on multiple nature walks, we went river rafting, and we even got to do a project with some of the locals. The local high school was about a ten minute drive, and when we got there we found out we were going to help them paint around a pool. We really got the chance to connect with the locals. The language barrier was difficult at first, but eventually we figured out how to communicate. After 2 or 3 hours of hard work we got to eat lunch, and see how different there cafeteria was. We even got to play soccer with them! We had some good players on our team, and although they won we put up a good fight. When we first arrived I think the kids thought they wouldn't like us. But after our hard work, and our fun game of soccer, both groups got to experience something new. So many things are different, but high school is the same. It really put into perspective how similar our cultures are in many ways. The picture above shows two cultures uniting, this needs to happen more often. Learning AFAR, in partnership with Global Explorers, promotes cross-cultural exchange by sending students on trips to experience other parts of the world. Sponsorship assistance from the Pearson Foundation, Schlumberger, and Wimmer Solutions makes the trips possible. Donate at afar.com/foundation.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Zip-Lining
Zip-Lining was REALLY fun! We got to soar through the tree and see different types of plant life. It was kind of scary at first being to high up, but after a while it was so much fun. The Tarzan swing at the end was really scary begin pushed out the gate and falling, I screamed so loud! The last line was the best. It was the longest and highest, it went so fast it was hard to see! Learning AFAR, in partnership with Global Explorers, promotes cross-cultural exchange by sending students on trips to experience other parts of the world. Sponsorship assistance from the Pearson Foundation, Schlumberger, and Wimmer Solutions makes the trips possible. Donate at afar.com/foundation.
Original open uri20121009 32405 1s7sy2m?1383797134?ixlib=rails 0.3

Playa Madera
San Juan Del Sur is an awesome city and the beaches such as Playa Madera are a little piece of heaven. Here are three local surfers about to jump into the 80 degree water. Swells constantly roll in as families splash in the shallow water directly off the shore. A hostel stands illuminated in bright greens and blues while backpackers swing from hammocks or play a game of volleyball in front. Definitely a destination.
Original open uri20130216 2658 e8dgp?1383804692?ixlib=rails 0.3

First experiences on a bike
These kind locals in Gigante, Nicaragua offered to teach or two year old daughter how to ride a bike. The kids then played soccer, drew with crayons and played for hours as we set back and marveled at how this experienced will help shape her soul forever.
Original open uri20130503 3665 z3t3ya?1383812426?ixlib=rails 0.3

Original aud dev 300x350 example