© 2014 Lindsay Cope

Day One.


Home.  For the next two weeks.

Home. For the next two weeks.

I am fortunate to be able to connect to the internet from my room at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) facility we are staying at.  I will not be posting as much after the first two weeks.

Since I slept for a significant portion of yesterday’s air travel, I didn’t sleep too much last night.  I awoke around 5 am.  I waited for the sun to rise before I began to walk around the grounds. I was pretty energized until around noon, but haven’t succumbed to a nap because I am hoping to get a good night sleep. Today we have mostly been filling out paperwork and handling administrative stuff so my fatigue is not an issue.  I even managed to rally for some volleyball with some of the other volunteers.

I have attached a few images that I took today.  The first is of Flame Tree Hostel, where I share a room with another volunteer and where all my correspondence for the next two weeks will originate.  I included a photo of me, in my sweaty post-volleyball glory, with the welcome sign.  I also included a photo of a shrine located on the premises to emphasize the serenity of our current accommodations.  I have been told by other volunteers that the quietness of IIRR is a luxury we should enjoy, this level of quiet will not last.

Love. L

Welcome sign photo op and sites from the morning walk.

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.