Trip Start Aug 02, 2009
91Trip End Feb 18, 2010
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The islands were lovely and we were shown inside one of their homes... which looked comfortable but incredibly basic. The lady was extremely proud of her solar panel which powered one light bulb!
After a three hour boat journey across the lake (It's hard to believe it's a lake and not the sea) we arrived at our home stay island and were introduced to our ´mummy´ Hilda. Also staying with us were the two other girls from our Gap group, which was helpful as Monica speaks Spanish
After lunch there was a game of football between the tourists and the locals (Tourists won... Jon was happy) and then another walk up a very steep hill to the top of the Island. At the top of the island we could see 360 degrees around the island and lake. We made it up just in time to watch the sun set.
After even more food we were dressed in the traditional island clothes and taken to a party! I can´t describe the clothes... just check out the pictures. Our mum and dad didn´t let us sit down for a moment and had incredible energy. We danced for a couple of hours to panpipes and guitars before retiring to bed.