|Na Polly, my Mama Paraguaya.|
|Kids taking over my house.|
|More kids... taking over my house.|
Additionally, I have acquired friends (and more) in Santani, the large pueblo near my community. At least I will be able to stay in touch with the wonderful supportive community of people I know there. Most of them are on facebook. I’ll stay connected, at least peripherally, to their lives. However in my actual site (which is much poor and more rural than Santani), only one person has a computer, and I doubt he has facebook. My neighbor, Mabel (one of the few people my age in site that I hang out with) asked me about text messaging the states. Dang I’m going to miss it here.
|Julieta and Teresa|
Traveling will be different. In the states I’ll probably have access to a car, but much less access to buses and much fewer locations within walking distance.
Communication will be different too. I’ll speak the dominant language fluently (and the second most predominant language passably), but Ill no longer be an exciting foreigner towards which people extend endless amounts of patients. I’ll blend in… I’ll no longer stand out. Is this good or bad?