Greetings from Costa Rica!
As the kids in my family have been getting older, my parents decided that they would plan a vacation for the family each Christmas instead of giving presents.
Last year they flew out and met me in England and we spent Christmas in London, and this year we decided that we wanted to spend it somewhere warm; i.e. Costa Rica.
We flew in yesterday and are currently residing in a bungalow in the middle of the jungle.
No one in my family speaks Spanish, the closest we've got is
Jean Paul who knows French.
So needless to say there will be a lot of pointing and gesturing to get us through the next 8 days...