Saturday, April 08, 2006
I am currently in La Esperanza, my home for the next 2 years. It is a small city of about 20,000 people located about a mile up in the mountains, making it about the coldest place in Honduras. I´m returning to Santa Lucia tomorrow to finish my last two weeks of training, before moving in here permanently. Training has been great, but I´m excited to finally be settling down and beginning working on water systems.
My time in Honduras has been full of excitement and adventure, which is partially why I haven´t really written anything on the blog until now. Some of the highlights are cliff-jumping behind a marvelous waterfall, hiking through forests and through barbed wire fences to follow existing water systems, drinking cerveza and playing games with other volunteers and Hondurans, constructing pilas and latrines, living with 2 wonderful families, being unaware of what´s going on around me since I couldn´t understand Spanish, and eating baleadas, platanos, and other Honduran specialties.