We were welcomed at the airport by one of the coordinators of the program. He got us into a cab and were taken to the place we’ll be staying for 2 weeks. I’d heard time and and time again about how hot it would be here, and so far it really is THAT hot! Even in the cab with the windows down and the air coming through, I could feel the intense heat emitting through the windows. In the short 30 minute ride to the complex, my arm that was by the window got burned! We finally arrived at the complex and another coordinator of the program met us at the door. We were then taken to our rooms and which are much nicer than I anticipated. I’m not able to post any photos right now (I’m at an internet cafe on a time crunch). We will each be sharing an air-conditioned room with a bathroom. The downside? We don’t have an actual shower – just 2 faucets over a large slab of tiles with some buckets. Interestingly enough, there is also no cold water coming out of any of the faucets – only warm or hot. Hopefully having AC will help counter the warm washing.
After a quick snack and catching up with our friend Jami (she arrived last night) I went to my room and slept till dinner at 7:30. Right now it’s just me, Laura & Jami, but everyone else in the program should be arriving tonight or tomorrow. There is not wireless or internet connection in our complex – so far this internet cafe is the closest thing I’ve been able to find. As a result, I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to blog, but when I get a chance, I will. I’m anticipating many more stories as the adventure continues!!