Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
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Where I stayed
The dust house
Weather is really humid, upwards of 30degrees on a normal day with very little rain at the moment. Lightning storms are very frequent although mainly confined to the mountains surrounding us, but they light up the sky at night, which is pretty cool.
We were met by Ben who owns the school. He's a cool guy in his 50's who likes to smoke and swear a lot! But then he is Australian... We drove through the City of San Pedro Sula where we collected some of the other volunteers (Carla, Amy, Al and Kevin).
The house is pretty basic as you can see from the pics. In fact I think the pics make it looker slightly more comfortable than it is
We're actually still feeling really well, and speaking to Carla (who has been here for over 2 years) illness is not a big problem so that's good. It's my first attempt cooking beans tonight. You have to sort through them first and pic out all the stones and bad beans. It takes a long time but is suprisingly therapeutic.....good bean, bad bean, good bean, bad bean ....
We went to the school yesterday. It's really cute and the walk to school is beautiful as the town is surrounded by hills covered in rainforest. We'll post some photos when we are able to. You can climb on top of one of the classrooms because the original plan was to build a second story but it didn't quite materialise. This is becoming a common theme of our honduran experience...things dont work and projects don't get finished! We'll also post some pics of the town. It's very small but pretty in the centre. They recently paved the roads in the middle of the town but before that they were all totally torn out and covered in trenches and rubble. That's what our street is like! When you see roads like that you really start to realise just how poor the area is, and how far away we are from the developed world.
Enough rambling for today as we're going swimming in the rocks pool with some of the other teachers in the town, and then settling down to an afternoon game of scrabble!
Becky and Musa