2-22 We had more Visitors!
I think Jason and I are trying to start a tourism business by accident. We’ve been having a lot of visitors recently. It has been great fun. Every time people come to see this place, I am reminded about what makes it special. I get to see it as a stunningly beautiful wild space again and I get to meet at the smiling people again. I know the people and I know the slippery footpaths, but showing them to someone else allows me to see them all fresh. It is a good reminder for me.
|Walking down to Waterfall.
There used to be a wall there, the cyclone knocked it out…
After Jason’s training and my meetings, we left Vila via plane. The day before, two Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Samoa (RPCVs, it means they finished service, though I could argue they aren’t exactly returned since they haven’t made it back to the US yet) got on a ship to come visit us. We ended up in a race to see who would make it to our house first. They won. They won by a couple of hours. Whoops.
|Chillin’ a Waterfall.|
As always, Peace Corps teaches us the fine art of flexibility. Like compulsive beavers, we spend our time making plans that just have to be changed and shored up and re-done. I spend more of my time changing my plans than following them these days.
|Supy decided to cover the puskat in cards.
We are easily entertained on the island.
Both of them extended their contracts in Samoa for a year. It was interesting to listen to their stories and hear their perspectives on life here and the PCV lifestyle in general. It was nice to talk to someone who gets the PCV issues – the struggles to integrate, the homesickness, the food, the work – but who had a different service and a slightly different perspective on things.