Imagine going to a new place you’ve never been to. The language is familiar yet different, the smells are foreign, and the food is unidentifiable sometimes. Worse yet, you know no one here and have to begin to learn your way around. But all of a sudden, you come across your dear friends who greet you warmly and let you know that they are there for you, should you need anything.

That’s basically what we got when we arrived here. Our new friends have really gone out of their way to make us feel welcome. Hopefully, we will get the hang of things soon!

In the meantime, I will tell you a little about our day.

Today we had a good day out in service. We went out for 2 hours, returned to our cabin for lunch and rested for a bit. Later, we went to Las Palmas by bus (which is 2 towns over) to buy food and the things we’ll need for the week. (Is it me or does food spoil quicker in other countries?)

I’m still adjusting to the day schedule. The sun comes out earlier here. It comes out around 5 a.m. and sets around 6 p.m. The weather also takes a little getting used to since the sun feels stronger here, though the heat is basically the same as back home. There’s less humidity and more breezes. It’s rainy season right now though, and the friends told us it’ll rain most afternoons. So far, that seems about right.

Rainy season

The view is incredible, though!

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