Hola chicos y chicas!
We arrived Tuesday 4pm in the afternoon Guatemala time, in Guatemala City, met by Eduardo who took us all the way to Antigua. We met our fellow GVI volunteers, who are all really nice, and then moved in with our host mum, Beatrice. We started some Spanish lessons on Thursday and Friday, 4 hours each day and on Friday afternoon we had our first look at the school in San Andres Itzapa which we will be teaching in, as we went down to give a hand painting the new classrooms. Blue, pink and green always go well together, we think.
The big first day of teaching starts tomorrow, so fingers crossed, it´s all very nerve racking and exciting.
Yesterday was the project director stag and hen do´s and we were both kindly invited. The stag party started with watching the England vs Estonia live on tele at 8.00 AM (3-0 ), followed by some five aside footbal and basketball in front of some old ruins just in front of our house. As you may have guessed i was rubbish at basketball. Then back to the bar to watch the fantastic sight of England beating France in the Rugby. Then back to the GVI house for some poker on the rooftop and a hot curry. This takes us to about 7:00pm and the night finished at 3:30am, i´ll let you fill in the rest.
The hens started off very civilised. All of us but the bride to be was at the bar for the rugby (not the same bar as the stags) then went back to the GVI house to meet her and start the party off with a large glass of champainge each. we then went to the Hotel Antigua where we met her mum and sister to have a gorgeous posh meal in our own little conference room. at around 7pm we left the hotel and mum and sister behind to do all the things girls do on hen nights (feel welcome to guess but i will confirm nothing...)
all in all a good night was had by Hens and Stags.
Antigua is a beautiful little city with its very own central park whichis surrounded by 3 volcanos, 2 of which we have yet to see as it`s been so cloudy. We will be heading down to the park after finishing this, to people watch and coffee (or tea) drink. We will post some pictures up soon, but not for a few more days.
Hope all is well back home, hows the rugby success going down???
Kat and Patrick