The Things You Hear
Driving on a dirt road on the outskirts of the city, there are many distinct sounds that bounce around an outdated taxi cab with the windows rolled down for some small respit from the balmy heat outside. Pebbles flying off balding tires into the freshly mud slicked wheel well, the incessant honking of a passing car as he narrowly avoids the the left side of our car and the oncoming traffic in the...
I love making people laugh, I LOVE making people laugh in Spanish.
When you come down to a third world country on the government’s dime, you need to realize that there may be more to this than just lifeguarding. This started to click for me when after a dinner with the mayor and the press, the following days included other events with the mayor and the press. It has been amazing sitting directly behind him at all of the big events, but when they make you...
When the mayor invites you to dinner and says that he has a surprise for you, get ready for an amazing night. A dinner with ALL of the constants for Ms. Esmeraldas and a live band, where you dance with the girls, means one hell of a night. That just happened.
The sun at the equator
Note to self: when they tell you that the sun is extremely strong at the equator, it is not an exaggeration. Much like Iccarus, I ignored the warnings, and paid the price. But unlike the boy who flew too close to the sun, I just need a little aloe.