My Journal

Alright, this is the fun part! Here's where you really get to see the world through Liz-colored glasses. It's a little scary, but in reading over my journal to type it up I actually noticed some very interesting things about the way my entries changed as the trip went on. In the entries at the beginning of the trip, I'm pretty reserved and I'm hesitant to complain about anything. These entries are also a lot shorter. As you get into the trip, I get more blunt and sort of come out of my shell. I'm a lot less shy in the way I describe things, and I say I lot more about them. I complain very easily. I also talk about more personal situations and stop describing everything as "amazing" or "beautiful". It was wierd to note my own development through the trip and I think it actually reflected the way I open up to people. So, enjoy reading it!! If you just want the highlights (I wouldn't blame you, some of the stuff in there is really boring!), then I've created links to the best stories from the trip. Those are the ones I told all my friends when I got back. Oh, and please forgive all my typos - I know there are a lot.

Sample Journal Entry: Class 1
Trip Preconceptions
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14

The best stories:
Big Baby Marion
The Long March
Shower in a Bucket
Sex(ual Harassment) on the Beach

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This site created for the Maggie L. Walker School for Government and International Studies by Elizabeth Kimball, class of 2003 and Costa Rica Field Study Participant Summer 2001.