Tour de Uitvlugt
I'm excited about this because it'll be a good change of pace. I've referred to training in Peace Corps as "slave labor camp" in an exceedingly lighthearted joking kind of way before, but that's not really fair to the slavedriv- I mean well meaning Peace Corps staff members that have put a lot of effort into making training useful for us. I honestly do think that training has been pretty useful so far, even if it's just a bit boring sometimes.
My average day in training is either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. We go to different places for training day to day depending on what classes we have that day. We usually have about 4 1 and 1/2 hour classes a day, and they range all over the board in topics. Sometimes the nurse comes in and tells us about nasty diseases that we might get, sometimes the safety staff comes in and tells us how to look less like rich robbable white guys, and sometimes we even go to different sites in and around Georgetown for tours of important places. Sometimes they takes us to the health center and give us a bunch of shots. This last weekend we were given a special tour of an Amerindian village a couple hours out of Georgetown. All this is good stuff, but it kinda wears on ya day after day for 8 weeks. I'm looking forward to just getting out this next week and relaxing a little.
Looking back at my last post now, I realize the title 'livin' like a parasite' might be a little strange, because it begs the question: Who's the host? Well that would be my host family of course, but the Peace Corps pays them rent to keep me around, so I really pass off the parasitism to you the tax-payer. Yay. Thanks for letting me siphon off a little bit of your life giving blood everyone. And thanks for commenting on my posts. It's cool to see who's checking in. I'll try to update again in a few days and let everyone know how Uitvlugt is, in case you can't make up your mind about your next vacation destination.