Weeks 7 - 16
31.03.2013 25 °C
So it happened! Finally! =)
No more complaints about Ecuadorian slowness and imprecision. Instead of that pure joy and..happiness! I would not believe, that this will happen once. Example:
Sitting in the same internet cafe as always, I am so happy that my docs are getting scanned. It does not matter that it takes the guys already two hours and I needed to tell them already three times, how the final result should look like. They will finally manage it. And moreover, they will learn, how to work with the program. ..What did I say? Finally, they did the job perfectly. And this makes them and me so happy. So may be I started to understand the concept of patience?
So Rule Number 4: Patience and kindness bring satisfaction. To understand this took me three months.
Visiting Galapagos might have helped me to understand, a way, how this country works. In Galapagos no people rule, but the nature. Probably because never hunted, the animals are completely ignoring you. If you come too close, however, they will attack. Andean bears could only dream about such freedom! This wilderness and harmony together are breathtaking. People live in peace with nature and try to conserve it. And the animals...the bizarre animals! Giant huge turtles, and still so fragile. A flightless cormorant, so funny while drying its tiny feathers in the same way as its 'flying brothers' do. Tropical penguins, what a contrast! The Darwin finches, each species is a unique food specialist! And the marine iguanas? =) So interesting lizzards! Because of their hypothermia, only the biggest males are able to feed themselves under water. If they are eating, they are eating. No matter what. The Galapagos sea lions resemble the cutest drunks. During the days they all sleep together on the pavements, on the banks, under the banks, snoring, stinking and making other sounds and liquids. Still, one must love them! And they are so privileged. No one can sit on their banks.
I could go on and on like this forever. I hope you enjoyed this entry. The next one but also the last one connected with this internship project is coming soon.