27 November 2012
The end is near…
Yes, the end of the semester is near. Some might say the end of the world is near too, but after learning about Mayan cosmovision in Guatemala, that’s just a bunch of bullshit. Either way, it’s time for the group to begin looking at our final days together in Central America, and to begin thinking about heading back home. The program ends on December 8th, and most will be flying out that day.
This past weekend, six of us chose to take one last travel trip. We spent Friday night in the colonial city of Granada, which is my favorite city we’ve visited as well as others. The following day we headed out to La Laguna de Apoyo for the day. La Laguna is a crater lake near the cities of Granada and Masaya. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the water; kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, etc. Despite the strong breeze, the water was lukewarm, the sun shone all day, and we were able to enjoy the raft just off-shore, the inner tubes, and kayaks.
Yesterday, we finished our second-to-last project for the semester. Now, we only have to do a group research project which is due next Wednesday. Drew and I have teamed up to make an activist video about fair trade and its benefits. As with every end of a semester, it’s hard to stay motivated. It is no different this time either. Especially, when we are all wanting to spend time with our families and take advantage of other cultural opportunities. Reading and homework tend to be slid to the back burner.