Memories of my first trip to Costa Rica continue to come in bits. I regret that I didn’t do much at the time given that I had no idea of what to expect. After all, I was making my first foreign trip.
Are you telling me that there are black/African Costa Ricans?
Growing up in Southern California meant that my interactions with black people were limited. This is very different from New Jersey where I was born. Southern California tends to have fewer black people. It, therefore, came as a surprise to me to see many black/African Costa Ricans. I was similar to them in the sense that I was also black. But that is where our similarities ended. Unlike them, I was not fluent in Spanish. Not being able to speak Spanish to me was not good. My family is of Cuban and Caribbean background. [Read more...]