ASAN is a blog of Adrian's adventures! (Formerly a Peace Corps Blog) "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain
In the picture below, we did a nativity play all in Guarani during my Peace Corps re-connect training! I was one of the three kings! 😀 As almost all of the population is Catholic, Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Paraguay.
Re-connect training is done after a few months that we are placed at our sites to touch base on how we are doing and restrengthen technical and language skills. We go to training with the group of volunteers that we started training with in the beginning of our service. I’m part of G42 in the Community Economic Development (CED) sector.
Guarani is the native indigenous language that about 95% of the population speaks so it was a great way for us to practice learning the langague. Being that Paraguay is a bi-lingual country, we need to learn both Spanish and Guarani to integrate and work at our sites.
In the picture below, you can see a nativity scene in the main plaza of my city, a Christmas tree in one of the main malls in the capital of Asuncion, palm trees with lights in the city of Ita, and me with the manager of the credit union Ycua Bolaños, where I work, with their Christmas tree. 😀