The Bravo 4 road trip of Alex and Reggie (I say Bravo 4 but we no longer have a car after Julian cruelly abandoned us in El Cebollal!) has just finished two awesome days with X-Ray 6. They are making great progress with the youth centre, foundations almost completed, and they are determined to get the work finished. in between all the hard work, there have been games of football (successful) and baseball (some work still needed) with the locals.
They are gertting on famously and appear to be integrating very well with the community. The pace of work will obvisouly drop now that the Bravo 4 dream team has left but I'm sure they will continue to try their best!
Enough from us, here, without further ado, is a blog update from X-Ray 6 comms officer Huzy.
After spending nearly 10 hours on a bumpy bus ride and gaining about 1500 metres in height, we finally reached our home for the next 16 days - El Cebollal, Miraflor. our host families greeted uswith ample hugs and kisses and they were definitely generous with their hospitality and food. As we arrived during election period, all work was put on hold for the first two days. so we used the time to visit the nearby waterfall. Some people used it as a photo opportunity, some as a chance to shower Whatever it was, the trail that led to the waterfall was breathtaking to say the least.
We member of X-Ray 6 may speak in different languages but when confronted with such beauty the universal lanaguage is speechlessness. We have yet to watch a sunset but it's definitely on our list of things to do.
Work has already started for us now and we're really excited to complete the Youth Centre asap. The team is working really well together with everyone mucking in and learning new buiding skills as we go along.
Watch this space for more updates and enjoy the photos.
The carless Bravo 4 are now heading to see X-Ray 5 in San Nicholas in Achuapa so we'll be back online at the weekend with a blog update from them.
Until then, Pura vida and de acachimba!