Thanks to the Multnomah County Library (and our impending end of service language evaluation), we’ve started a new tradition: reading aloud in Spanish. It’s the perfect thing to pass the time while one of us (Andrew) is cooking, and or the other (Emily) is doing dishes. We can already tell our pronunciation is improving!
I (Andrew) have had the privilege of being a volunteer greeter at the orientation for the brand new Nicaragua Peace Corps group. Guys, the new group of Peace Corps trainees has been in country for three days, and here is their first ever attempt at the Nica face (the no-smile look that most Nicaraguans over 50 use for photos). 100% success! They are naturals! I believe this is a great reflection of their natural skills and abilities that they’ll demonstrate through training and beyond. I’ve got high hopes, expectations, and praise for you all! You’re going to be great 🙂
As it’s impossible to write and blog about everything we’re doing here in Nica, we invite you to explore our Peace Corps experience using your own eyes. Every Friday, we’ll post a foto and a short caption to highlight one aspect of our lives as Peace Corps Volunteers.