Lately, I’ve had the urge to travel. To just pack a suitcase and book a flight…or maybe a train or a bus. Maybe just pack my tiny car up and drive west for a few days. I could blame this on the fact that it’s a new year, that I traveled fairly recently to Atlanta […]Read more "Wanderlustin’"
This past weekend I went to Asheville with my sister to celebrate my 25th birthday – Asheville being a city I always heard about, always appreciated as I drove through, but never spent more than a few hours in. I currently co-edit a website titled Beatlands, where I basically rant and discuss Art related topics…one […]Read more "Asheville Art Scene"
Goodbyes are hard….if anything in the past year, I’ve had to realize this. This morning we left what has been our home for the past week, but feels like forever. We gathered as a group after breakfast, and visited all our our host families, saying final farewells, taking group photos and leaving small gifts. It’s […]Read more "Day 10: Like a wave….eventually you’ll reach the shore."
After working all week, today was made into a more laid back day. We visited the CRC, which works in alliance with CoCoDa to build better communities. In doing this, they work to provide running water projects, electricity to the households, as well as better communication and culturally exchange. We also revisited Suchitoto, which is […]Read more "Day 9: Amazing Grace"
Today is our last day of work here in our home away from home village. Lucky for me, I get to spend it in the fields 😀 The field work is only in the morning, so we kind of get the best of both worlds. A nice change in scenery and work, then after lunch […]Read more "Day 8: Perspective"
Today is my birthday!!! It’s always weird when I get to celebrate it abroad with people I dont know very well and wouldnt typically spend it with, but regardless I love it! Today my work is kitchen duty, which is much needed after the hard labor from yesterday. So basically we just work in the […]Read more "Day 7: 24 yrs old with a “beautiful face of a 7 year old”."
Day one at work on the school site today!! We spent most of today using machetes (yay for not injuring myself!) to cut down brush and trees that had over grown the area. We have locals who help us with the bigger problems (as seen in the photo above) involving trees that had grown or […]Read more "Day 6: I forgot how much I loved Hide & Seek"