Bunks and Hot Chicks at Rancho Margot 

As one of the few people who actually slept in the bunks I would like to share my experience with the rest of my peers who didn’t. After the initial surprise at seeing our different sleeping arrangements, I quickly got to work putting up the net. I was determined to make the bunks work. I have to admit I did not expect these type of sleeping arrangements but I know that complaining will not change anything, so I got to work to see what I could do to fix it. After setting up my net, I dusted the bed and fluffed my pillow. I pulled the comforter and fell into deep sleep. I didn’t get any other bites than the ones I already had and didn’t see or feel any other creatures. 

This morning I woke up feeling great! I showered with out any problems and had breakfast with everybody else. Honestly, I think we all overreacted a bit much. It was also extremely embarrassing once we talked to the owner Juan. I felt like we all insulted his home, the place that he has worked really hard to build and create. I would like to mention that after talking to a few workers (the bar man and yoga instructor) I learned that not only were many volunteers kicked out of the bunks because of us but also the owners’ son still resides in the bunks. I think we should take a step back and realize that we are in a foreign country that is very different from ours. We should try our best possible to not insult anybody. Specially not someone’s home. We still have a few more days in this beautiful country let’s try our best to enjoy it to the fullest and not fulfill the stereotype of the typical entitled American. 

Aside from the bunk experience, our tour today was great. We learned more about this wonderful ranch, the way it works, the drive and inspiration behind it. I loved seeing all the farm animals however it was sad to think that they are used to feed us. We were able to hold the piglets and chicks and they were so cute. I also noticed that compared to the pigs at the Finca these pigs are much smaller and it got me thinking that maybe the pig at the Finca has hormones injected to make him bigger. Overall after seeing and learning about so many places that are able to sustain themselves has made me think more about my choices back home. I definetly will try to change my actions back home to at least make a small difference in my household. 


Pura Vida! 

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