Well, it's been a long time since the last post. In the meantime, classes every weekday for 3-5 hours, mostly discussing, in Spanish, the politics, history, economy, geography and soul of Costa Rica. The discussions often get intense, in a low-key Tico way.
Breakfast and lunch in the school cafeteria and dinner every evening with a local family. Vegetarian meals all around, pretty amazing variety of tasty food.
Weekday afternoon trips to Alajuela and San Jose, capitols of their respective provinces. Both have a strong Central America flavor, very much unlike Buenos Aires.
Weekend trips, so far, to a family beach eco-resort island on the Pacific side and coffee plantation, volcano, and private eco-zoo just north of the central plain. No zip-lines yet.
So far, the trip has been something of a revelation.