Episode 2: The One Where I Learn My New Job
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
315Trip End Ongoing
And so it begins. To learn to be a tour leader I will have two training trips by following an experienced guide. In the end, I will finish in Playa del Carmen Mexico. Shortly after that, I will get my very own group of adventure tourists who will entrust their life to me. Why they should trust me Iīm not too clear on myself but I suppose this is a learning process.
First stop, La Fortuna Costa Rica where I had to go white water rafting in the morning and then take a group of girls to the hot springs later in the evening
Moving on from Costa Rica took us to Isla de Ometepe, an Island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua and a place I had visited in 2004. The pace of life is slow here and finally the weather has a very humid tropical feel. For those of you who are suit-wearing office monkeys, the climate is similar to what you would find in your boxer shorts on a hot summer day while walking the city streets to your next meeting or appointment. Except here, itīs enjoyable.
After a couple days in Granada, we moved on to Leon Nicargua where I celebrated my birthday and visited Quetzaltrekkers, the organization I volunteered with five years ago hiking volcanoes to raise money to help street kids. I was glad to see the sign I painted still hangs in reception! Cool!. And they gave me a free T-shirt too. Traveling north took us to the Caribbean Island of Roatan in Honduras. Ahhhh....the real deal. Roatan does not disappoint. After visiting the ruins in Copan, we finished in Antigua Guatemala.
Most of you know that traveling like this is not the way I do things on my own so I constantly have to remind myself I am employed. Well, now I am headed to Cancun Mexico.....more training.