Hola! This is Jason Parfitt again. On the morning of June 24, we were given the opportunity to listen to a real estate attorney and notary public named Priscilla. She works out of Playas Del Coco but works with clients both locally as well as internationally. She gave us insight from a local perspective into many aspects of Costa Rica including government practices, international relations, citizenship,ecotourism and of course real estate. I felt that she was very informative and insightful in her presentation but more importantly, the information she provided us gave us better understanding of our purpose in Costa Rica; to learn about the development of Ecotourism and why it is such an asset to their economy. She also gave us brief history of Costa Rica including key historical events that aided in the country’s push for development. One interesting fact about Costa Rica was the abolishment of their military and how that aided in Costa Rica being categorized as the peaceful Nation that it is viewed as today. To compensate for the lack of any military force, the government enhanced its number of police forces in the country to maintain order and protect it’s citizens. Furthermore, Costa Rica does not have any immediate international threats, not having a military is not detrimental to the country. From Priscilla’s point of view, Costa Rica’s good standing in the international community further contributes to it’s tourist appeal along with it’s natural attractions. The presentation by Priscilla gave us a unique privilege to see Costa Rica through the eyes of a citizen, business owner and a beneficiary of ecotourism when people decide to purchase homes in Costa Rica after visiting there. Her presentation helped make my experience and that of others more enjoyable and unique.