Archive for April, 2011

And she lived happily ever after. . .

Hello to all of my loyal readers. This will be my last blog about/related to Honduras. I officially ended my Peace Corps service of two YEARS Thursday, April 14th. I absolutely cannot believe I have made it this far without a) leaving early b) punching a cat-calling Honduran man in the face, thus sending me to Honduran prison, or c) contracting dengue fever. I spent the last week  in the breathtaking (cough cough) capital of Tegucigalpa doing Peace Corps things like giving stool samples 3 days in a row, writing reports, and filling out mountain of forms to exit the US government. Oh, and I also got hit by a tinted-out Toyota FJ SUV I was there too. The driver apparently was probably too busy texting to realize I was crossing the street while he was trying to pull out onto the main street. Needless to say, I will not miss this city in the least.

The last month has been a whirl wind of finishing my pila and stove project , packing, and attending many goodbye parties, brunches and celebrations. Sometimes I cry of happiness, sadness, or just plain confusion about what the hell comes next. But, all in all, it was worth it. What a long strange trip it has been, to quote the Dead. I am grateful for the rich pile of mess of both good and bad I have experienced and the amazing friends I have met. Thank you to all of my family and friends, both American and Honduran, who have supported me and my mental health along the way. Also, I want to future thank all the people in America that will host me on your couch in the next coming months.

Eating elote in a Guatemalan market with such grace

I am off to Colombia and Peru for a month of travel, and will likely not be blogging from there, so I will post pictures when I return.

Hasta pronto!

April 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm 1 comment


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