Friday, March 4, 2011


I guess this is the midpoint in my internship, and what a celebration it was. I finished my dive course so i am now a certified open water diver. Now on to advanced. Diving is wonderful. It is a whole different world with crazy creatures and prolly a ton of colors i cannot see. A couple of the more advanced divers finished their dive master course so we had a boat party the other night with about 20 ex-pats that live here. I'm not really sure what else to write. I watched the sunrise this morning while opening the lodge and it was wonderful.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Welcome back to my life!

Good Evening everybody.

As you can see from the photos in my last post this island is beautiful. I usually spend my the time i'm not working finding a comfy spot on the beach and relaxing for the day. The pace here is slow. It's never too busy and always chill. Tonight I am working the dinner shift. This is from 2:30- 10. I spent the morning reading (I finished my first book here, yay for me!). My coworkers are great. The gringos are from USA, Canada, England, Austrailia, and Spain. We also have a local staff of about 15 who live here on the island. On Monday I was working with the housekeepers to find out what was wrong with all of our rooms. They could use some upgrades. I will be working with the maintence man, Will, on Friday. Yesterday afternoon I played some volleyball with the locals, it was a blast. The island generator broke 2 days ago and should be out for a couple weeks. Luckily our owner was smart enough to run on her own power instead of the islands, so we still have all the power we need. Most nights I spend at Tranquilo's the touristy bar on the island. I tried scuba diving and passed my exam. I need 4 dives to become certified now. Sadly, I got an ear infection after my first confined session so I will be out of the water for 5 days. I walked around the whole south end of the island. I should have worn shoes though. I tried to do it in sandals/ bare feet and needless to say it was not very fun. Some awesome views though. I'm not really sure what else to write about.

I'll try to update again next week.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Life on the Island

I guess ill tell you a little about my daily life here. It starts off with a 6:30 alarm. I get out of bed and take a nice cold shower. I start work at 7:00 am. During my first couple hours at work I serve breakfast to guests and check over the bar from the night before. I count the money to make sure it all comes out right. Also, I check them out of the lodge. At around 10:30 the morning panga (transport boat from Big Corn) arrives. It is a 20 min walk from the lodge to the panga at a leisurely pace. When I get there I great the on coming guests and welcome them to the island. I take their bags and show them the town. I show them Dive Little Corn and Tranquilos. I also walk with them back to the lodge and get them checked in. From about 11:30 - 2:30 I am busy checking over guest charges, stocking the bar for the evening, and serving the walk in guests throughout the day. From 2:30- 7, I go explore the island and learn more about the culture and good things for the guests to go do (as well as myself). Dinner is served at 7. I have yet to go for a swim (maybe today). I usually go into town till around 11 or 12 and then I go to sleep. Rinse and Repeat. Tell me what you want to know and who knows, maybe I'll try to write about it.  Now for the pictures!

Monday, January 10, 2011

And now for some pictures

Just so you know it took at least 3 hours to put this little amount of photos onto the web.

The international airport:

Lunch at the airport (yes that is "pop-pop juice"):

The national airport:

The plane from Managua to Big Corn and some aeriel shots:

Big Corn Island and the boat to ride over to Little Corn:

And that finishes the travel portion of this blog. Casa Iguana info/pictures coming tomorrow (or the next day)!