Monday, February 18, 2013

My favourite thing about Jalova is...


Last week, we said goodbye to some of the first volunteers of 2013. Today's blog is a compilation of thoughts from these lovely volunteers on their favourite things about life here in Jalova.



My favourite thing about Jalova is…

‘That today, I can call it home.’ -Munib, 3 month volunteer

‘Its ability to make me enjoy living in the present, and all the wonderful creatures (both man and beast) who call it home.’- Angie, 1 month volunteer

‘The unpredictability of everything! You never know what you will see and what weather you will be in.’ -Rob, 6 month intern

‘You’re always within a few steps of seeing something new and amazing every day that you’re here.’ -Joel, 2 month volunteer

‘The mosquitoes, I relish the many mosquito bites I have! In all seriousness though, I love the fact that we all care so much about this wonderful unique place and are so open to exposing our backgrounds and listening to the stories of others! I have learnt so much here, and not just about the jungle!’- Micah, 2 month volunteer

‘All the amazing people from all over the world with such great personalities (also I love the hammock!).’  -Elsa, 3 month volunteer

‘Exploring the jungle, from the exhilarating night walks with our faces painted, to playing basilisks across the mud (essentially trying to run like the basilisk lizards to avoid getting stuck in the mud!).’    -Jeremy, 1 month volunteer

‘Being submerged in the rich and exciting rainforest with fantastic people from all over the world! This is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been, and it is a privilege to share it with like-minded, enthusiastic and lovely people’ - Katie, 1 month volunteer

‘The feeling of freedom. Walking next to a seemingly endless forest, on an endless beach, looking and the endless blue sky which is reflected in the endless Caribbean Sea; it’s just bliss!’ - Heather, 6 month intern

‘That every day is a new adventure to share with an amazing bunch of people’ -Chris, 1 month volunteer

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm the Dad of one of the volunteers - you know who you are!! (-:

I'm so proud of ALL of you, and grateful for what you are doing.

Stay safe! (A Dad thing to say.0)

Love, D

Anonymous said...

Love to read about you all! It's nice to see young people get along so well and do something good for our nature! / Gunhild, mother of Elsa

Mihir Modi said...

This is truly amazing! I'm Munib's friend, Mihir! To have been able to read this, without hearing from Munib in so long just makes me feel so happy! I hope you all are having the time of your lives, and hope this reaches Munib in some way!

Arnav Mody said...

If someone can convey this to Munib - tell him I love him, I miss him, I am SO proud of him, and that I can't wait to see him in NYC.
Also tell him to look at the white band on his right hand and think of me.

- He will know who it is

Thank you :)

Arnav Mody said...

If someone can convey this to Munib - tell him I love him, I miss him, I am SO proud of him, and that I can't wait to see him in NYC.
Also tell him to look at the white band on his right hand and think of me.

- He will know who it is

Thank you :)