Saturday, July 17, 2010

The First Glimpse of Vatia

Today, we went on a tour around the island, and we were able to see where each of the volunteers on the main island will be living and teaching. I have to say that my village is absolutely gorgeous. We had to drive on a steep road over a mountain to get to the north side of the island. Then, we drove along the coast for a ways before coming to Vatia Bay and the absolutely phenomenal village of Vatia. It is pretty remote, but there are buses that do run to the other side of the island a few times a day. The village is small and contained at the end of the bay. My house is OCEANFRONT! Wow! I didn't get to go inside, but I've been told that it's pretty spacious. The house is on my host family's land, and both of the parents are teachers on the island as well. I'm very excited to move in there in 2 weeks. I'll have one housemate, who is also a volunteer. We drove by the school which is on an incline literally right above the water! I couldn't get photos of the perspective, but you can bet I'll find a way to post some up once I get settled in there.


The village of Vatia, my home for the next year

The view when entering the village from the east

Classrooms of Mt. Alava School

Mt. Alava School



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