Hello, HoverDad here (although you may have already guessed that by the author line, assuming I set this thing up to show the author. If not, tough). Our year (and by year, we really meant eleven months, but who’s counting?) in Guabito, Panama has come to an end, ten months early. Our Lils has scampered off, and is at this moment (assuming that you are reading this within ten hours or so of posting) on a bus to the Big City. Yes, she is off to La Chorrera, Panama! Oh, that’s not the Big City? Well la-dee-da. Fine. The bigger than Guabito city. La Chorrera, home to waterfalls, famous sportsball people, and most importantly, some basic infrastructure that was unfortunately lacking in Guabito.
I would have loved to have seen Lils finish out her exchange in Guabito, but since it is an educational exchange, not a humanitarian exchange, she had to move on to somewhere with the electricity and running water and reliable class schedule that she needed for her education. And really, I’d think they would want someone more human for a humanitarian exchange . . .
Anyway . . . good luck Lils. Hopefully your 200 year bus ride won’t be too exhausting. And if anyone has any ideas on how Guabito, a town surrounded by rivers, can create a reliable water supply, maybe we can ship Lils back down there to work on the water system in a few years on a humanitarian exchange. She should be able to withstand the horrors of drain grime by then.