Sunday, August 24, 2008

Finally Starting At The Orphanage

It has been very interesting living here at the guest house while we attend the school. I cannot believe that we have been here for two weeks already!! I really love the people that we are living with. We have a guy named Alex that Chey happens to fancy very much, he is from Ireland and she is in love with his accent!! There is Ryan and Kristen, a young couple from Nebraska, a girl named Lisa from Germany, and of coarse the young woman that is native to Honduras that lives with us. Her name is Leyda. I'm not quite sure how to spell it, but she cleans the house, and cooks our meals. We have it made nicely here, she even does all our laundry!! (minus our undies... she would rather us clean them ourselves!! :D)

We also live right around the corner from Ennie, the German girl that we will be working with at the orphanage and living with. We all hang out on the weekends. We have even gone to the movies twice as a group. It is very cheap here for everything. Our dollar is worth almost 20 of their Limperas. We just call them Limps. for short. So as you can imagine, life is a lot cheaper here than in the U.S.A.

Well, Cheyanne and I gradumitated from spanish school. Lets just say that we have our work cut out for us! :] I am putting some pictures with us and our teacher Rocio. We have learned sooo much, but we still can't really talk to anyone in spanish. We know enough about spanish that we can teach ourselves from here on out. Plus we will have Lisa for the rest of the time here in Honduras, so she can teach us anything we need and be our translator!! 

I have to admit something. I did a lot of research online about Honduras, and I never expected it to be this beautiful here. Everything is soooo green and beautiful. Except the cities of coarse... even the nicest parts of town are very full of trash and not well kept. But that is more  the governments fault. The streets are very treacherous to walk on. Besides the large amounts of stupid and comicazy drivers, there are literally 2-6 foot pot-holes in the sidewalk and street. 

As for the weather? I miss the hundred degrees in Mesa compared to this humidity. I am actually getting customed to sweating all the time. As soon as you get out of the shower, even before you get dressed, there is sweat just dripping off of me. Everyone else is just as sweaty as I am, so it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

Something really neat was that Cheyanne, Lisa, and I got up very early Thurs. morning and caught a bus to Agua Caliente which is the VERY small village about a half hour out of La Ceiba. That is where the orphanage is. We spent the morning working with the children that we will be spending the majority of our time with the next five months. 

Well, first thing tomorrow, well today now that it is 2 am!!, is packing up and moving to the volunteer house in El Cacoa. It is a small village about a mile away from Agua Calienta. We spent the evening shopping for our last minute supplies, our food, and whatever else we needed for the week. We will not make it back into town for seven days, so we have to take EVERYTHING we need. 

Now that we are moving out to the middle of nowhere we will only have access to the internet when we come into town, and we can only do that on the weekends so you wont here that much from us but we will be fine. We will update it when we get a chance!

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