Panamerican Proceeding

Lend me an ear and you will hear the rants and raves of this volunteer. "Nothing is stronger than the heart of a volunteer" says Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle (parden the pun), but perhaps no one is crazier either. Why do we care so much? Herein lies a glimpse of my Pan-American experience.

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Location: Bocas Del Toro, Panama Este, Panama

The proceeding 'Panamerican' is a Master's International Student and Peace Corps Volunteer. Disclaimer: Contents are the author's viewpoints only, (need to stress only), and many may have been written on particularly poor days.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Mom's Visit

Visiting the original host family. Gerardo Jr., Neris, Nicole, Gerardo, and Sarita.
Enjoying the Boquete flowers.
Flat Stanly at the Panama Canal.
Hanging out with the neighbors.
Fried fish and patacones at Las Lajas beach.
Las Lajas beach.
Verenero flowers.

The school in San Francisco de Piriati where I live (Grades 1-6). Mom helped me teach an English classes where they learned "Hello" and "Nice to meet you." After the initial shyness, each student practiced their new phrases with the visitor.
Mom playing "Uno" with Bella.
I think in this picture I'm explaining Einstein's Theory of Relativity. I'm also apparently sweating a lot. It's a hard concept to explain.
A souvenir for Wisconsin, ┬┤cept don't think palms grow there.