Liberia is a fairly small town, so when I came here almost a year ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would there be anything to do in Liberia? My first months here were a whirlwind of activity – starting Instituto Estelar Bilingüe and becoming single again – so I am only recently setting out to uncover what Liberia can offer.
As it turns out, there is a decent amount of activity here, and it’s all close and accessible. When I lived in San Jose and Heredia, there was also a lot to do, but I dreaded the long bus rides in heavy traffic to get where I needed to go, and I didn’t always feel comfortable going out at night alone or in the heavy rain. In Liberia, almost everything is within walking distance or a short taxi ride, so it’s hassle-free and economical. I feel safer here, and I’ve been fortunate to meet people – mostly my students – who invite me places or inform me of events. Also, it doesn’t seem to rain as much here as it does in the Central Valley.
So I would like to start a series of blogs about things to do in Liberia as I discover them myself. My goal is to give those thinking about coming here to work or study an idea of what it is like while also learning more about my home.