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incredible experiece

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Review date 11 Jul 2018

 I really wanted to work for a social project and mainly with the community so I went to Costa Rica and stayed in a small fishermen's village at the Pacific Ocean with only about 400 inhabitants. I went to bed listening to the sound of the waves beating against the shore and I woke up in the morning having a wonderful view of the ocean and palm lined beach without any tourists. The whole little village is really idyllic: Parrots, and a lot of other different birds flying around, ant bears and iguanas crossing our ways and many more animals that you can usually only watch at the zoo.

The people of Pochote are mostly poor but they are the happiest people I have ever known. They are living in paradise and do not need anything else. And they are right. They are always in a good mood, they are helpful and friendly and I was pretty soon integrated in their community. Everybody was so nice, friendly and helpful and did whatever could be done for us to meet our needs, like informing us about places to see, bus rides, hostels, buying tickets etc.

It was helpful that I took a Spanish course before I went there because there are not many people speaking English. And I was more than happy having decided to stay in that project for 4 weeks because the people there need to trust you and need to see that you are really interested in their lives.

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