Traci: Saying Goodbye
Trip Start Jun 05, 2011
25Trip End Jul 05, 2011
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After clinic we went to lunch for our final evaluations at Cyrila's Chocolate. I had been to a more commercial chocolate factory in Punta Gorda but this family did not use any sort of electronic equipment for chocolate making, Instead they utilized the techniques founded by their ancestors in the making of mayan gold (aka chocolate)
After lunch we went around the table each taking a turn to talk about our most memorable experiences at Hillside. One of our favorite activities is to switch accents with the English girls. Despite both speaking English, American and British use similar words in very different way and sometimes completely different words. Here is part of a dictionary we composed.
American to British Dictionary
Swim Suit Swimming costume
Trash Man Bin Man
Toilet Paper Loo Roll
Procrastinator Pottering (but more productive than a faffer)
The chocolate demonstration was hard work
A few facts about chocolate:
1. 100% Chocolate is bitter
2. Mayan Gold is another name for chocolate in Belize
3. Chocolate comes from the Cacao tree
4. Chocolate was first created several thousands of years ago
5. Hand made chocolate is the best I have ever had.
6. Chocolate making is hard work
Despite have tons of leftovers from the barbeque last night, we decided to head into Punta Gorda for a last group dinner. Conversations are always lively with our bunch and we spent the next 3 hours laughing at the differences between England and America. Not ready for the evening to end we headed out to a club where we played pool and danced the Punta Rock with the locals. It ended up being an amazing and memorable night. I have grown to love my Hillside family. We walked back to our dooms being serenaded by frogs, dogs, and crickets as I found myself wishing I had more time at Hillside.