Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nearing the End

            It’s hard to believe our final week in Guatemala is about to begin. Time has truly flown these past three weeks. Although this last week was plagued by the traveling stomach bug throughout the house, everyone has been keeping up good spirits and making the most of our dwindling days here. I absolutely love teaching los parvulos and will miss their crazy energy and giving caballo rides during recess. Ever since I pulled out my hand sanitizer one day, they have now asked me for some every time I’m there, which is actually improving their hygiene since they don’t have soap to wash their hands with after using the bathroom. I’m excited for our final few lessons this week along with completing our English guide for the teachers.
            Today we returned from Santa Cruz, which was a fun and relaxing oasis that was much needed as well as being a beautiful place to spend our final weekend together. We celebrated Allie’s 19th birthday, and my dream of learning how to Salsa dance finally came true! I’m definitely going to miss it here and will treasure my experiences for the rest of my life.

- Adria, MPIG Summer Intern

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