After the ceremony, our official training began with safety, medical (first lesson being diarrhea!), and basic language training. All of our teachers are such amazing people. All except two of them are Samoans and boy do they love to smile and laugh, it’s so comforting!
Today I had the wonderful experience of getting my mobile phone up and working. I’ve successfully had a call from the US and am looking forward to many more in the future. Our group also decided to walk down to the sea wall just nearby the Peace Corps office. We got our first good view of the harbor in Apia and it was absolutely gorgeous. Samoan people were sitting on the walkway around the harbor and enjoying food and company so we felt right at home doing the same.
Bay in Apia
I’m getting more and more excited about our training village that we all are moving to this Saturday and will be in for 3 months. The village is picturesque beauty so I’m particularly psyched to go snorkeling. We’re also getting our first host family on Saturday so I have to admit I’m a little nervous about it. The likelihood of them speaking English is very low so it’ll be difficult at first because I don’t speak any Samoan but they’ll become a great resource after a few weeks of training.
Still getting used to the humidity – check back with me next week if I’m managing better :) I’ve been told you adjust over time.
View from our training room