Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Greetings from Jamaica!

Hi folks!

Well it's taken me a few weeks to get this going, but I'm up and running now! I'm soon wrapping up my Peace Corps training in Jamaica and preparing to head to my site. My site will be in Farm Heights, a community "up the hill" on the southern side of Montego Bay. To be honest, initially I was a bit put off by the idea of going to MoBay, but after spending a week and a very long weekend there, I am in better spirits about the idea. There's a good crew of volunteers in the area and I won't have any problems finding indulgences like Blue Mountain Coffee, the finest coffee in all the world, grown right here in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. My time will be split between the Western Regional Health Authority and Farm Heights United Church with its school and medical clinic.

I'm happy to be sharing my experience with 2 other cool cats from Michigan Tech's MI Program, Aubrey and Jenni. It's been great having friends to go through training with, especially in the last few days. We had 4 people in our water sanitation training group ET (early terminate) following COW (community orientation week). Relationships at home and discontent with assignments seemed to dominate discussions about why, but in the end, they all seemed to feel their hearts were elsewhere. Good luck, Slim, Bree, Paul, and Dan, and may you find what you're looking for.

I'm gonna sign off for now so I can get out to our local spring or the beach this afternoon! I'll post pics and more updates of my experience in the near future. As we say in Jamaica, SOON COME!

Peace and love,
Drew

PS Here's my address. Like all Peace Corps people, I LOVE letters and packages!

Andrew Snauffer
c/o Suchet Loois, Peace Corps Country Director
US Peace Corps
8 Worthington Avenue
Kingston 5 Jamaica West Indies

6 Comments:

Blogger ellenz33 said...

Hi Drew! Great to hear from you! I am glad you are liking Jamaica. Geoff and I may be coming there for our honeymoon. We are considering the Dominican Rep or Jamaica. I will keep you posted. Ellen

Wed Aug 17, 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous wiscopapa said...

Hey Drew,
Good to hear that all is well. Maybe I'll swing by for a visit sometime soon. Time to switch tequilla for Appleton rum. Stay green. Peace, Papa

Thu Aug 18, 03:37:00 AM  
Blogger spgood said...

Drew, Drew, Drew...
Hope all is well down caribbean way. I'll be down there shortly, on the next island over of course, so keep a lookout. Rasta Rum Rex, yea I can see that. Good luck with the rest of training...
Stephen good

Thu Aug 18, 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous schof said...

Drew,

Good to hear from you. It seems your arrival or departure from places is followed by a major hurricane. God help the next country you visit!

Thu Aug 18, 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous York said...

Howdy from da UP, Drew! We all miss you up here. Have a cup of Blue Mountain Coffee for me.

York

Fri Aug 19, 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mon, Thanx for lookin out for the place where I was born & raised. If u need a home coked meal or a friendly face, check out my dad. He still lives there. Just ask for Fire everybody knows him.

Sun Mar 30, 07:50:00 AM  

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