20.08.2009 - 20.11.2009
So...I've decided to stop with the day-by-day account of everything I have done and just write. So...life on an island has is downsides: It's really hot, and super humid and I have TONS of really itchy bug bites. However, there are some absolutely amazing things about living here...like being close to the ocean; I love the ocean! We get to see really cool things like thatched roof huts. We can walk down the beach and pick up conch shells and coral (I'm only bringing home a rather small conch and a few tiny shells though). And that's just the location.
The people on the island are wonderfully nice and friendly. We can't always understand or communicate very well, but they are willing to try to talk to us and are eager to include us. There are a variety of church activities to attend and we are greeting by a chorus of greetings everywhere we go.
On day we got to go visit the gradeschool next door and sit in on a couple of the classes. It was interesting to see the different teaching style here. The teachers try to keep them kinda quiet, but silence is not nearly as important here as it is in the US. We also got to sit in on part of an English class taught by a Scottish guy who is here volunteering. It was especially interesting for me to see since I think I might want to go somewhere to teach English.
So far other than the bug bites we are in pretty good health, which is a blessing!
I am still trying to get the hang of my internship, but it hasn't been very long and I am sure I will get a system down soon.