The dark side of volunteering abroad

Today is one of the days when I really miss home. The beginning of the week has been rough, and things haven’t really been going the best way possible. During this and last week I have experienced many situations that have been conflicting with my personal values and right now I feel rather miserable. It [...]

How to make coffee like a true Costa Rican?

After some family time over the Christmas I have now made my way to the other side of the world to the lovely city of Cartago in Costa Rica. I arrived here on Friday and today was supposed to mark my first day of volunteering here. However, as I have learned during my other travels [...]