Valentines in Flores
Trip Start Jan 27, 2013
33Trip End Feb 26, 2013
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We walked to town, around 1.5km away to have a look around. We did some store to store searches for foot ware which I found a paid of converse for less than 5$ Canadian, and they were so comfortable
After waking to a place calls treetop resto, ha a beer and a light meal, we walked outside to witness a sea of children lining the roads as far as they eyes could see. A police car was leading another car that was talking about safe sex and aids etc to these school children, who, once he car passed them, joined the stream of children following. I stated to Marc that we needed to stay ahead of the flow or we would take forever to get back to base. We jumped ahead of them and walked down the street which was lined with children in their respective school uniforms all grouped together.
We got so far ahead of the following vehicles that we were alone in the middle of the street, with hundreds of children looking at us. It was so quiet, just like the village of the damned. I felt anxious so I lift my arms up in the street and yelled out "Canada!" to a response of a huge cheer and clapping and smiling from the kids. I walked one side, Marc the other and we far high fives to the still cheering kids. Every time we got to a new section, they would start cheering as well. This continued for around ten minutes...it was the most amazing thing I ever experienced, I had a permanent smile for the better part of the day. Words cannot describe this event.
We finally returned to base still talking about the experience and decided to go for a swim in the very very warm pacific water, it was wonderful
We walked back to base and Marc found he had two geckos living in his room, which are loud during the night. I walked into my washroom, turned on the lights and saw 6-7 cockroaches scurrying around. I found a way to get them back down the drain pipe using a glass and shower jet. I then place he glass upside down over the drain hole to stop them from coming back and left the bathroom light on the rest of my time there...clever :)