Thursday, June 28, 2012

White-faced or Capuchin Monkey in Costa Rica

Here's a White-faced monkey from Costa Rica. When you study Spanish in the country, most likely, you might come across one of these animals in the forest or jungle. Often times, students get a chance to participate in local tours, and this is time time where students get to be out in nature.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Safety Travel Tip #1

Many travelers have gone abroad and used backpacks or small packs to hold their personal belongings. These backpacks are very comfortable to use, and convenient. But it can also be risky carrying one around. Often times, travelers will place their most important articles from passport, money, credit cards, and gadgets.

Anytime travelers use backpacks, and not familiar with the place, it’s highly advisable to always pay attention to your surroundings. Pick-pocket is very common for the un-attentive travelers. Especially when walking in the busy street, it’s common for travelers to be robbed while standing and waiting to cross the street. Robbers would usually open the backpack carefully, while the un-attentive traveler is just waiting to cross the street.

In general, it’s good practice to keep your most important articles close to where you can see them. Wear the backpack in front of you, so everything is in visible sight. Or, get a small pad lock, and try and lock the zippers together. (See video sample below) But this is still not full proof, as there is a chance they can still cut underneath the backpack, with a knife.
Overall, when traveling, it’s always good to be aware, and get as much safety information about the country and area.

When students study abroad, not only will they participate in learning Spanish, but often times, they will also explore the town or city. Safety tips are usually advised to students prior to participating in walking tours, or going around shopping.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cab Ridding in San Jose, Costa Rica

If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, and it’s your first time in Latin America, you might come across the cab (taxi) services they have. Taxis are a great way to get around in the city, and sometimes within the country. They are relatively in-expensive, if taken within the city.

For travelers coming in the country who are reluctant to take the transportation system, it can be intimidating, especially, if they do not speak the language. Communication can be an issue, but if proper precautions are taken, anyone can use these services with ease. (Read full blog)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009