Hello ^_^ I sort of got the impression from this forum that Costa Rican ABDs were out of vogue just by the lack of recent thread activity for them. Everyone is excitedly talking about their upcoming trips to Italy, Ireland, Greece, Peru! Costa Rica seemed to be relegated to the "Been there, Done that" dungeon of threads that no one posts in anymore. But appearances, as they say, can be deceiving. This past Saturday, I went to my TA to book the Costa Rican ABD for February 2013 only to find out that there is a Wait List! haha So ... it seems there are plenty of people out there taking the Costa Rican ABD, they just aren't talking about it! I am very excited about my upcoming adventure and I'd like to think other people are, too. So here's to hoping that those other people will find their way here and find the courage to post in this thread. If you are anything like me, you've already bored your family to tears with talk about your upcoming trip and everyone else is only acting interested to be polite but I promise that everyone here really does want to hear about your plans and wants to cheer along with you when that special box from ABD arrives so consider this your official invitation to join the party.