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... tv, computer or air conditioning/heater. They don't have a washing machine so take their laundry down to the local river to hand wash each item. Some have experienced the pain of 30 years of civil war, relatives tortured and killed by a government gone wrong. And yet they don't complain. They still smile and help others in need. Our kids in Australia go to school and play with other kids, instead of working, selling food and wares to tourists by the side of ...
... last week though, but he didn't seem worried. The truck was full of ceramic flooring and was already overweight, so we had to go pretty slowly and it took us about 5 hours to get there, so we arrived about 10pm, in the murder capital of the world. Daniel told us that it was too dangerous to go and find a hostel at that time, so he let us sleep in his truck. It was bloody hot, but so nice of him. He then woke us up at 3:30am the next morning and drove us to the bus station. We got so ...
... look out at though, you couldn't see far but the rain was beating down onto the water so hard and the trees looked dark and spooky. We moored up at another village and just sheltered on the little boat until the rain eased. Other boats arrived and left and the people on them got absolutely soaked, including a boat called "Titanic" which Juan got to pose for a photograph in the stormy weather on my camera. Oh, there was thunder and lightening too, one time it was so loud we all screamed ...
... a bit easier and the family dressed us up in their local outfit which was lots of fun. The two girls took us to see their school which involved breaking in through someone's back garden, quite hard to do so in the outfits we were wearing! Dinner was surprisingly good, we had tomato chicken with potatoes and rice. We had taken lots of bread to the family, so we had plenty of that to go with dinner, we also helped make the tortillas. I started making one and it was ...
... giant bugs flying
around us. Had the best juice on the lake– orange, strawberry, banana and
avocado, Hinesh had drink envy from his el jugo de naranja (orange juice ha ha
More rain came in this afternoon so we
ended up having a café mocha for me and another funky hot chocolate for Hinesh
to pass the time (who knows how they make hot chocolate here but word to the
wise – order anything else on the el menu).
We also ...