Our weeks of volunteering are long and hot. As much as we all love working with the kids, we spend a fair amount of time discussing weekend plans. After a much-needed rest, we are all ready to start teaching and sweating again on Monday morning.
Last weekend, my housemate and fellow volunteer, Chris, and I took a road trip to the capital city of a nearby state. Trujillo has the feel of a small village. It sits on the coast about 3-4 hours east of El Porvenir. We stayed at the beautiful Tranquility Bay Beach Retreat, swam in the warm Caribbean waters, learned about the history of the area, ate great food and visited the nearby village of Santa Fe. The Garifuna people, descendants of West Africans, of Santa Fe were friendly and many wanted to have conversations as we walked through the streets.
Here are some photos from our trip to give you a taste of what we learned along the way. (Click the icon to make it full screen.)