Mainly, I'm using this to explain my first few weeks here in Panama. So much has happened, I don't even know how to really explain it all! But, I'll start where I left off. This past Saturday, Joseph and I were invited to a very nice event that celebrated 99 years of the Panama Canal. It was a beautiful and incredible event to honor the Panama Canal and everyone that worked on it and helped to make it happen.
|It's actually pretty unreal how bad I am at taking pictures. But this is s a picture of the Marriott Hotel where the event was held|
|We usually have a 30-45 minute ride to school so this is what happens with the guys|
|The first day the school celebrated los vaqueros (cowboys)|
|Dia de la etnia - Ethnicity Day. Again, really quality photo|
|Same day -Representing your country! The kids marched in a parade on the streets nearby the school! The next few pictures are from this parade|
|They even decorate the classrooms!|
There is so much energy and spirit in this school as well as this country. The culture and people are very proud of who they are and where they came from, and I really love that! The culture in general is also extremely friendly. I have always received a warm welcome wherever I go, and I am extremely grateful for that because cities are not always so friendly.
In completely unrelated news, my host brother has found out how to take pictures on my computer and enjoys taking selfies any chance he can get.
Next week is exams for the kids since Panamanian schools operate on trimesters, so say a prayer for them!