Hicimos Amigos Nuevos

Yesterday was a great day as well.  We traveled to Barrio Mercedes in order to spend time at the Instituto Naccional de Aprendizaje where we visited college students who are learning English.

Here are Krystin and Knight meeting some new friends.

We spent some time helping them practie their English with icebreaker games.  It was a lot of fun and their English was very good.

The last part of our visit had the students in small groups dicussing global issues.  Then we all got back together to share what we learned in our groups and generally from each other.  The morning went very quickly.   Las Chicas Fuertes exchanged facebook invites with some of thier new friends and a quick photo before we left.

In the afternoon we had a lecture on Tico nutrition and traditional foods and then Odie  graciously opened her home to us for an empanada lesson.

We made empanadas from both maiz y plantanos.  Here are the plantain, bean and cheese empanadas waiting to be cooked.

Just for the record, Knight did not help prepare the empanadas, but found his way to the corn empanadas stuffed with vegetables and chicken once they were done.

Here is what knight was doing while the ladies were having their cooking lesson – watching telenovelas with his new friend Oso Azul.  Such a rascal he is!

¡Pura Vida! 


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dr. Cynthia Bellacero
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 08:01:37

    Reblogged this on Craven Students Abroad!.


  2. campbellc53
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 08:05:24

    The empanadas look great. Will you make some for us when you get home? Zip lining looked cool too. You’re having way too much fun!!


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Chair of Social Science, Humanities,
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Liberal Arts & University Transfer
Craven Community College

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