City Girl In A Different World

Abriendo Mentes Blog

AM volunteer Jaida gives her first impressions on transitioning to life in Potrero, Costa Rica.

By Jaida Moore

“Thankfulness is the soil from where joy grows.” -Unknown

I wake up every morning to the sun shining and a tropical oasis outside my window.  I can walk out of the house and have my pick of fresh fruit off the tree: mango, star fruit; whatever I can reach. More importantly, the walk to a beautiful white sand beach is only five minutes away, and I can take my pick of which one I want to visit that day. While at first glance it looks like paradise, there are definitely some things I have had to get used to:


The average temperature is 82 degrees, yet being so close to the equator makes it feel a lot hotter!  I often feel like I’m the only one sweating or at least…

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