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... to the hostel. I had a shower and then it was on the hammock.
I woke late on Sunday; 6am (!), and took my time getting ready for the day and then walked to the Bolita office, paid my $4 fee and walked up to the hostel and onto some of the trails. It was great, I found my way to the lookout and watched various birds flying around. It rained a couple of times, and not knowing what effect the rain was having ...
... wondering about we can't have asked for more. Seeing the green turtles lay their eggs and hop back into the sea really was an incredible sight. The lightening out on the Caribbean Sea also made it all the more exciting. Of course after this it would have been rude not to try out the village discotheque. A few drinks later we were the entertainment of town. Adrian decided to befriend us and before we knew it we had arranged ...
So with the ascent of Spring (well, in the northern hemisphere at least!) comes the start of turtle season on the Carribean coast!
Turtle season in Jalova changes the base dramatically. We're no longer allowed on the beach in the evenings so as to not scare the turtles coming to nest, and beach night walks have begun! Each night a group of 4-5 staff / volunteers head out in to the darkness in search of nesting turtles. It's currently the season for Leatherback turtles, a ...
... precise shapes and many with tiny holes drilled by hand, brought to mind the people who must do this highly repetitive and precise work. Some of the work, such as the design and assembly of the jewelry, requires quite a bit of creativity.
Our last stop of the day was at the home of Yenory Dona. She designs and produces beautiful women’s purses. All of her purses are one-of-a kind original designs, which ...
... few days! We are split into groups based on conversation skill and the groups consist of only 3 or 4 students! Bottom line: it is going to be a lot of Spanish in a short amount of time!
My host family is so nice!! I am really excited to get to know them better and for my speaking skills to improve so I can actually say what I want to say and not super simplified versions of everything ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility