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  • From California, United States
  • Currently in California, United States


A blog of my adventures while studying in San Ignacio, Belize.

On my way to school..

Belize San Ignacio, Belize  |  Jan 11, 2011
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 Well, classes have begun. Yesterday I only had Spanish... 

January 11, 2011

Outside the ProWorld office

            Well, classes have begun. Yesterday I only had Spanish, because I am still working on figuring what to replace the classes that were canceled.  Spanish was fun though; the teacher came in and did not speak English to us at all.  I enjoyed it because I remembered more than I thought. But when she asked questions she would single out Catherine (the other American student) and I and scrutinize our pronunciation.  Which is good, because I need to work on my accent.

            After class I spent some time exploring behind campus.  There was a creek that I was happy to walk in.  It did make me miss friends from camp and Colorado though, because no one was there to explore with me.  Some students had already hopped on the bus to ensure they made it to happy hour.  The creek was nice, the cool water felt great and everything is so lush and green here.  There were many little snails in this creek, which I had not seen anywhere else.

            Today my classes are both at night. So I don’t have to catch the bus until 4.  This morning I played with Emir, when I woke up he was walking around in his Superman pajamas J  We played with blocks and on the “slide” (a cushioned bench propped up on 2 tires).  Lately he enjoys riding around the yard on his little bike saying “Leche! Leche de Vaca!”  as if he is selling milk.  I thought of how fun it would be to play with sidewalk chalk with him, but realized they probably don’t have any here since there are no side walks and few paved roads.

            Marta taught me how they do laundry here this morning.  She does have a washing machine, but it is different then any machine I have ever seen before. It agitates the clothes in the main chamber, and then you move them into a smaller part that spins them.  Then you rinse the clothes in two separate sinks and return it to the spin cycle.  Martha also scrubs everything clean and my whites have never been so bright!  The laundry is all done on the front porch and we use the hose to fill the machine and tubs, perhaps I will post pictures.

             Since I do not start classes until late on Tuesdays and Thursdays I will likely be doing my service project in the mornings.  I believe I will start by helping a family that is in need of an extra hand to help around the house. But more information will come as I learn what it will entail.

            Pablo is to go back to work tomorrow, but please pray for his health. He had a splitting headache Sunday night and went to the hospital. He seems to be doing better now, but pray for continual improvement. 

            Now I am off to enjoy my first cloudy day here!

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