Today a few other volunteers and I hit the beach town of Huanchaco after getting meds for my poor lil' ojos. It's about an hour away due to taking 2 different micro buses and needing to wait for them to circle around to pick us up. It was so refreshing to be near the water and to hear crashing waves.
And when I closed my eyes, I felt like I was in California!! After lunch and meandering the streets a bit more, one of the other volunteers and I were ready to head back. He's only been here a week, barely speaks any Spanish, but is totally nuts and is fearless. I was told to be very of taxis and to only take as needed from 2 companies (there are about 100 different ones constantly driving around and beeping their horn at you at all times!) well this dude, Jesse, just walks up to each taxi asking him to take him to any market....thus I managed to get myself home from town all by my ABLE self!!! I bought groceries, changed buses 2 times, knew where to get off, and was able to ask questions and say answers. I'm not gonna lie- I was impressed with myself.
I feel myself falling for the kids more and more each day. They are giving me a good run for my money playing soccer, I keep them laughing with my salsa moves, and they even taught me the words to "La Bumba" which I then learned on guitar and played for them...a fun dance party ensued!!
Thanks for all the updates and emails back! I really love hearing what everyone else is up to! Keep it up!
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