Global Handwashing Day!

Global Handwashing Day!

My Pueblo Viejo Home

My Pueblo Viejo Home

My Pueblo Viejo Home

My Pueblo Viejo Home

My Latrine and Shower

My Latrine and Shower

Some of My Host Siblings

Some of My Host Siblings

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sara Hill!

So Sunday was officially the laziest day ever!!!! but I did do one exciting thing that makes it blog worthy!

I woke up early to go to church with my family...which was an interesting Belizean mass by the sea... it was a mix of traditional Catholic and Kriol and Garifina music.... very different. Anyway, I was tired from the early wake, so I pretty much became a bum the rest of the day. I napped and watched tv and did absolutely nothing til 3:30... So I asked Cornelia if she wanted to take a walk and get me out of my lazy coma.... We walked to Sara Hill!!!

Sara Hill is the highest point in the PG area way beyond Indian Ville in the opposite direction of the sea. It's about a 40 minute walk TO the hill from Indian Ville, but it's a long straight dirt road with a bunch of little houses playing loud music along the way--quite entertaining. When you get to the hill it's a straight up HIKE! I felt rugged... it was intense! I was in flip flops--yes, I know, not very smart--- so it was especially difficult. There are giant boulders and crazy trees of all types... it's literally the jungle up there! You can climb up about half the hill and then you need to use wires to pull yourself up the rest of the way. At first I thought I may get electracuted because we were grabbing broken electrical wires, but after climbing up the hill, I think I'm still alive so it's all good. haha But it was INTENSE! I broke a SWEAT! hardcore! It took us probably about 45 minutes to get up the hill- where we met 6 billie goats- but it was totally worth it!!! You can see the whole town!!! PG is NOT that big, hahahaha. But it seriously was so gorgeous. We just sat up there looking out at the jungle, the small civilized town area, and the sea.... it was picture perfect. If anyone comes to visit me, I will definitely take them up there..... amazing!  It started to rain a little, so the way back down the mountain was a little more intersting. I fell six or seven times because my sandals had no traction on the wet dirt.... Of course I was wearing a white tshirt, so I was nice and caked in mud by the time we made it to the bottom. Totally worth it! It really was an awesome afternoon. With that one hike, I felt like my day was the complete opposite of lazy!

The rest of the night I relaxed around the house with the family. We had kaldo...shocker! for dinner but Romana also made a pasta dish which was awesome! I haven't had pasta in forever!! Cali and Peter stopped by later in the evening to chat for a bit, which was nice... I love American contact! hahahaha

Also, Mrs Assi wants to have a bbq at a river next weekend for my birthday! So I'm pretty excited about that! My first birthday in another country! Eeek! So I think they are taking me down to Santa Anna on Saturday if the weather holds up.... we shall see!

Ok, I'm off to see a puppy! Because apparently I need to get one of those!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mallory
    I've been checking on you via Gillian - i'm glad you got to be by the water, although you broke your promise of not getting drunk in the jungle! anyway, sending you good thoughts and well wishes :)

    ReplyDelete

Washing Pan Di Rock

Washing Pan Di Rock
Crique Jute Village
There was an error in this gadget