Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Rainy Season is Here....

The rainy season in Costa Rica is from approximately April 15th through approximately December 15th. Since we've been here, it's been sunny and warm almost every morning, and then around late morning the sky gets cloudy and it often rains in the afternoon. Today was the first day that we got caught in a downpour. By the time we got out of our last class, it was raining hard. We live very close to the school - basically just across the street - so we were especially thankful today! Most of the people we know live much further away - and they are just like us in that they don't have a car which makes the rainy season even worse!

By the way, since we've been here, we have learned an interesting fact about umbrellas and the Spanish language. There are actually two words for "umbrella" in Spanish. "Sombrilla" is the word for a woman's umbrella; and "paraguas" is the word for a man's umbrella! I was glad I had my "paraguas" today!

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