Except, of course, for mine. My heart is NOT broken. It's shattered into a trillion pieces, and you'll see why when you see the pictures that we were able to take from a borrowed camera.
Today after school, we headed off to a coffee plantation. Yes, you heard me. A coffee plantation. Luckily, we were able to go on a guided tour. The guide explained everything; how the coffee was roasted, and the long and intricate process of 'fixing' the beans. First comes the picking of the red coffee berries. Then, you dry the beans. After drying them for a few days, the papery covering is removed, leaving greenish whitish beans. Then they are baked, medium or dark roast. We got to taste a few beans of dark and medium roast, and then taste some hot chocolate powder. It was amazingly delicious.
Next, we headed to a music museum neighboring the coffee plantation. We learned about the materials and the ways the Mayans made their instruments, then watched a short film about the music and the dancing culture.
We drank chocolate as our beverage for dinner.
As you can imagine, I'm pretty hyper, but calming down quickly.
and the pics.
Me and my frizzy hair (humidity :P ) playing a game of connect four with some of the students.
Some of the kids and I posing for a photo shoot.
Peeling potatoes. This is the first one-fourth of Nina and my day, we spend it in the kitchen.
The pepto-bismolbile/pinkanese van. This group of us are just heading back from a museum filled with ancient Mayan artifacts.
These are some of the ruins in Antigua. We had fun climbing on them and such. It used to be a monastery, until four earthquakes in a row destroyed it.