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... br> I wandered to the bathroom (there were outdoor showers with water pressure!!) and to look for a chair to rent.
Instead I found a table. A woman offered me a beach massage for $15. "I have a table, it's in the shade" I hesitated for half a second, then figured out a way to pay her with my dollars (it involved breaking a $20 over a mojito).
The almond oil and sand mixed to exfoliate every inch of me, followed by a cool camphor rub. Not one but two strong ...
... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... next car (and that's saying something). She'd negotiate a killer price with the vendors then the rest of the girls would partake in the great prices. Triple win!
One artist/vendor gave me a henna tattoo as a sample, a lovely mariposa. We ran into him afterwards at an ice cream shop and I bought him an ice cream as a thank you. The genuine thanks we both felt for the generosity the other shared held no air of condescension, or awkwardness, ...
... that our guide only had us to attend to, he took the role of our personal photographer. We were also able to stay longer and repeatedly jump/slide on certain waterfalls since we had time. Again, so much better than booking through the resort (and way cheaper). We spent about two hours in the water (including the hike up there), but sadly had to get back to the hotel to pack since we were leaving later that day.
After a few issues with the room and a lack ...
... My host parents own their own mini supermarket and they have "helpers" who cook for us and maides who do our laundry. Every Sunday my host family has sunday dinner and abot 15-20 people come over and eat. Everyone was very welcoming and extremely ncie. I got to try all different types of foods that tasted surprisingly great. Class is about to begin so I have to ...
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