Volunteer Abroad - Costa Rica, Volunteer Abroad Programs

Building and Baking in Costa Rica

by Janvier Jones, Greenheart Travel volunteer in Costa Rica

Our Greenheart Travel volunteers, Janvier and Safiya, share a journal entry during their volunteer adventure from Costa Rica over the holiday break. Below is an excerpt from Dec. 27.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Today, we began building a new habitat from the ground up…literally!  We gathered the ingredients for cement, mixed them together, then added water.  It’s just like baking your favorite cake from scratch, except you’re pushing the ingredients around in a wheelbarrow, hefting a shovel – not a hand mixer, and you can’t lick the bowl!

It was really hot this afternoon, so instead of subjecting Safiya to all that shoveling and mixing, I put her in charge of getting some really good pics of the humming birds that hover around the pond.  She did a great job.

After dinner, we made dessert empanadas!  They smelled sooooo good as they were baking.  They tasted even better!


About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.



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