I've been travelling. Here's what happened:
Friday 11th: 6 month anniversary in Guatemala! Rode to Antigua in a chicken bus seated uncomfortably close to a man with an impressive curly mullet. No pictures, sorry.
Saturday 12th: Climbed my second volcano in country (Pacaya!) with about half the PCVs who swore in with me. We roasted marshmallows at the top (from heat escaping from a crack in the earth) and hiked down in the dark with headlamps.
Sunday 13th: Got my first hair cut in country... I figure I ought to do it at least once every six months right? Also, we went out on the town in the most ugly PACA (second hand clothes exported from the US) finds perhaps ever worn out in public.
Monday 14th: Day one of Reconnect. Ended up being a mixture of processing and venting in our tech groups. Got a calidad Valentine's gift in our PCV Valentine exchange... the Wrinkle In Time books!
Tuesday 15th: Day two of Reconnect. Focus group on how training had gone in the morning, and a pizza lunch and Q&A session with the US Ambassador to Guatemala.
Wednesday 16th: Woke in what felt like the Twilight Zone. Since I was participating in a workshop looking at redesigning the PC Sustainable Agriculture program in Guatemala, I was staying in a hotel with hot water coming out of the tap! Total reality shift.
Thursday 17th: Finished up the workshop, feeling like I shouldn't eat for the rest of the month after not having turned down a single morsel for the previous 48 hours. I feel I was victim of the "now or never" mentality. I don't know when I've eaten that well.
Friday 18th: Worked on some planning for the internal Ag Magazine for PC Guatemala with some other PCVs, then headed back to site. It's good to be home!