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Parque Ecological

First day of volunteering and Spanish lessons today. The park is absolutely amazing. It is about 1km square but contains so much diversity! There are many different kinds of fruit trees, medicinal plants, a butterfly garden and even a tiny lake with a tiny crocadile! Unfortunately this is the only piece of jungle left in the area because people keep burning the forest to have cattle farms. :(

Today I saw a baby goose, just born a few hours earlier. It was so cute but seemed to be struggling. Then again, if I just popped out of and egg and had never seen the world before I suppose Id struggle too. I also saw many different kinds of beautiful butterflies. The colours here are as though someone took BC and turned up the colour times a hundred.

I also started Spanish today and managed to learn a bit. The teacher is good and teaches me in a straw hut in his backyard.

I have made good friends with the dog named Tigre. He follows me everywhere he can. The dogs bark at Jonno but not at me so I think Tigre has convinced them that Im ok.

Today as I wa drinking a Pepsi, a small child started asking me for it. I said no several times but he kept following me. I felt horrible. Why can I afford to travel for 10 weeks while he begs me for a pepsi and our homestay family has to take in students just to pay tuition for their daughter?

Worry Dolls
1) Ants and Snakes
2) Getting homesick
3) Being accepted

Posted by Eres 11:15

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