On May 28 I officially became a Peace Corps Volunteer. We had a typical ceremony that was held at the Governor General's house. After wards, we had a futbol game between the newbies and the older volunteers. Then in the evening we had a wonderful dinner at the US Ambassador's place (whose actually Indian:). There was tasty Indian food and good music.
Now I'm serving in a new village. I will be in this village for 2years. The people are really nice and very welcoming. They had lots of volunteers come through, so they know the drill. The language in the village is Spanish, there's a beautiful river nearby, its very hilly, and full of vegetation. Its common to have mango, lime, coconut, spinach, and papaya plants growing in their backyard. At night I see lots of frogs hopping around and there are fireflies..
The people of the village are active as well. There are cooking, painting, computer, and yoga classes. They are really excited and motivated for new ideas. Its a privilege to be apart of this village.