20.08.2009 - 20.11.2009
Well...I don't have a whole lot more to write, plans as to Erica and I's future are still being formulated. Yesterday we didn't leave the house much, although last night we went to a prayer meeting and then to supper after (Quizno's if you were wondering).
Today was spent mostly out of the house, however. Erica and I took a taxi (Laurie came with us to help us get one) to a kids science museum. It was pretty cool...and the kids were adorable. We met up with another VIA (Tyler, the one who was with Erica and I on our flight to San Pedro Sula), who is teaching at a school. It was a feild trip day for the school and it looked like the kids had a lot of fun. They were pretty good kids and seemed to listen well.
Tonight Erica and I went with Laurie to the mall to eat at the food court (we didn't have energy to cook and were pretty hungry) and we went to a grocery store there (yep, a grocery store in the mall!).
The guesthouse is behind a big metal gate and there are high walls topped with coils of barbed wire...it feels like of like a prison, or maybe like a safe house in the middle of one seeing as how the walls are to keep us safe. I definitly am glad the walls are there, as depressing as they are, but I wish there didn't have to be any.
Packing list for developing countries in the tropics:
Chiggerex (you will want to be bathe in a combo of the last three)
Sunscreen with a high SPF
Aloe (for when that sunscreen fails)
Eye drops (it's amazing how much dust and ash is in the air at times)
Loose clothing that breathes (cotton is your friend)
Sandals with good soles and ankle straps for the intense climbing you may have to do
And most importantly:
A spirit of flexibility and a willingness to change the way you've always done things and get used to something new.