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I wanna know... Have you ever seen the rain?
Posted: Posted October 27th, 2019 by S.O.H.
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Hello Friends!

It is me! Just here to provide an update.

I am 6 weeks into my Pre-Service training in Guatemala. In less than a month I swear in as a Peace Corps Volunteer. In a couple of weeks I will know where my permanent site will be. The last few weeks have been a blur of activity. Me and another trainee participated in Field Based Training where we shadowed a volunteer for 4 days. It was a great experience. I got to see an "Urban" city, got to meet with NGO's and met some incredible Guatemantecos.

I have been able to do two "Charlas" with students. Ergo more or less lessons and activities with students regarding Life Skills. My Spanish has vastly improved on the conversational side of things but it is more or less the same professionally. I have gotten a little closer to my cohort but honestly it wouldnt surprise if no one liked me....hahahaha.

Outside of a few weeks of feeling isolated and alone within my cohort (and my language class) I have been pretty much content with my experience. There are some factors that would make me terminate my service early should they happen (mostly health wise/ security reasons) and while I joke about it for now I dont see my self going anywhere anytime soon. (Unless they fire me of course)

Any who here are some pictures.

My First Cuban Cigar:

3rd floor bedroom view of the Volcan de Fuego

Patzun.... the city I visited. 60k people live here and its one of the most urban cities in the country outside of the Capital.

We went for a hike....

Our Destination. A Hot Spring

I would like to say I was a badass and cleared the path infront of me with a machete... that would be a lie. I fell 4 times and had a difficult time keeping up.

My Cuban Baby

The Volcano is my smoke buddy

Here I am celebrating another successful week in the training process. I dont get to spend that much time with these lovely individuals as they are in a different training program but they are really cool to hang out with.

And yes the 4th goal of the Peace Corps is to find your Significant Other. No I do not believe it will happen to me.

Also send food Ive lost 17lbs.

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Cool photos. Have fun. :)

Posted October 27th, 2019 by I killed Mufasa
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Damn man I'd love to lose 17 lbs. You look like you're having a blast!

Posted October 27th, 2019 by Fox Forever
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So awesome! Good luck out there and keep up posted.

Posted October 29th, 2019 by Cetasaurus
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Like, OMG that is soooo awesome! Literally!

Posted October 30th, 2019 by Freeman’s crowbar
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