Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Aug 16/17: We arrive!

Aug 16/17: We, the midnight flyers, have finally arrived in Antigua. Our "hotel" is small but beautiful. The view from the roof looks out over the rest of the city which is built in typical colonial style Spanish architecture. From the streets, the neighborhood looks poor due the cement walls which close in on the narrow cobble stone paths. On the inside however, there are beautiful courtyards that overflow with vegetation.

We visited the Open Windows Foundation and have prepared a work plan for the next few days. Meeting the kids was fun. Some of the 12-16 year olds wanted to challenge us to soccer. Our Team Leader, Tony Dufficy, in joking around told them that we are Canadian champs and now they are intimidated to play us. The younger ones really enjoy watching us play guitar and reading with us.

After the all night flying yesterday, we are all still very tired, the bed will feel amazing tonight...

Developing World Connections
Volunteer Participant
Shawn Crockett

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