By Carolyn Morales Collado
Waking up really early in the morning is not that easy sometimes, but we did and we were feeling excited about the adventure of the day.Caroline started the car and the trip began. We passed through different towns and every little town seemed special. The towns looked special to me, because they didn’t have all these things that a city has and the people were really kind, always waving to say hi with a big smile in their faces. After a trip of approximately one hour we got to the hotel were our new friends were waiting for us… Our friends of different bright colors and banana formed, called kayaks, were in the sand patiently waiting for us to go on the adventure together.”I had never been in a kayak in my life!”, I said;” It will be okay, don’t worry. Just be careful with how you move or your kayak will have unbalance and you may fall. Have fun!”, they told me. They looked really confident about these inoffensive friends, and also they looked like they had enough experience using them, and I decided to trust their advice because I feel that they really care about me. Also it sounded really easy, so I got in the kayak with my friend Alex and we started paddling.
We finished our first stop and started paddling for the next one. While we were paddling I could hear people laughing and making jokes. Competitions started at some point and it was really nice to look at all my friends relaxing, learning, and having such a good time. At my school things are different, students are always siting on their chairs and just writing and writing. I like the way we learn here at CIRENAS, because we are living the experience and just not memorizing stuff. I think that when you live the experience you remember it the most, because your thoughts and feelings are involved. Every day at here is different, and each day you are getting more knowledge about everything that is around you. I like this way of learning because I am feeling more comfortable talking about my thoughts and ideas with everyone, because they don’t ignore me, they take everything as good things to learn and discuss.