Rejuvenation in Rurrenabaque

Time continues to fly over here in Bolivia.

After our Amazon tour, we decided to treat ourselves with five days of relaxation in Rurrenabaque, and it has been incredible!

It has been the first extended period of unwinding since our days in Brazil about three months ago.  I highly recommend taking weeks “off” like this to recharge your batteries on RTW trips.

I have spending most mornings, and afternoons for that matter, lying in a hammock in the quiet courtyard of Hotel Los Tucanes de Rurre.  I have been reading and writing nonstop.

With this amount of peaceful time, I’ve also had the chance to reflect on what exactly I’ve been reading and writing.  Ideas have been at a constant flow concerning my blog and my fast-approaching stay in Canada.

I’ve been doing research about more Toronto jobs, places to live, and activities with which to get involved.

I’ve also had the time to really think about future job desires while reading through Ken Robinson’s amazing ‘The Element.” Aside from coming to the realization that I can have two passions in my life and that it’s acceptable to make a living from one and make a hobby of the other, and that this is allowed to change overtime, I’ve also discovered a pressing desire to get more involved with education reform.

The book discusses the sad reality that there is not enough encouragement in schools for students to learn about and explore their passions, even though it could definitely be beneficial for them to excel in other areas of their education.

These pressing thoughts have pushed more the option of returning to school at some point to continue learning about this subject.  Teacher’s College or a Masters Degree in ESL education have been creeping more to the foreground of possibilities.

I have decided to wait until my return to Canada to see how well the job search results are.  I can then pursue more contacts to help me make decisions on further steps in the field.

During these afternoons of reflections, as well, my love for theatre has flagged me down.  I am unsure if my recent timidness towards the stage is due to a fear of failure or my conviction that I am not qualified to truly pursue it anymore.  Regardless, I am excited for the theatre world that awaits in Toronto, so that I can see how I can fit myself back in.  I would love to take more classes to gain back my confidence.

So, overall this week in tropical Rurrebaque has been quite productive as well as rejuvenating.

We must now prepare to head back to the cold altitude and busy city of La Paz where more adventure awaits.

Photo Credit: National Archief

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Rejuvenation in Rurrenabaque

Time continues to fly over here in Bolivia.

After our Amazon tour, we decided to treat ourselves with five days of relaxation in Rurrenabaque, and it has been incredible!

It has been the first extended period of unwinding since our days in Brazil about three months ago.  I highly recommend taking weeks “off” like this to recharge your batteries on RTW trips.

I have spending most mornings, and afternoons for that matter, lying in a hammock in the quiet courtyard of Hotel Los Tucanes de Rurre.  I have been reading and writing nonstop.

With this amount of peaceful time, I’ve also had the chance to reflect on what exactly I’ve been reading and writing.  Ideas have been at a constant flow concerning my blog and my fast-approaching stay in Canada.

I’ve been doing research about more Toronto jobs, places to live, and activities with which to get involved.

I’ve also had the time to really think about future job desires while reading through Ken Robinson’s amazing ‘The Element.” Aside from coming to the realization that I can have two passions in my life and that it’s acceptable to make a living from one and make a hobby of the other, and that this is allowed to change overtime, I’ve also discovered a pressing desire to get more involved with education reform.

The book discusses the sad reality that there is not enough encouragement in schools for students to learn about and explore their passions, even though it could definitely be beneficial for them to excel in other areas of their education.

These pressing thoughts have pushed more the option of returning to school at some point to continue learning about this subject.  Teacher’s College or a Masters Degree in ESL education have been creeping more to the foreground of possibilities.

I have decided to wait until my return to Canada to see how well the job search results are.  I can then pursue more contacts to help me make decisions on further steps in the field.

During these afternoons of reflections, as well, my love for theatre has flagged me down.  I am unsure if my recent timidness towards the stage is due to a fear of failure or my conviction that I am not qualified to truly pursue it anymore.  Regardless, I am excited for the theatre world that awaits in Toronto, so that I can see how I can fit myself back in.  I would love to take more classes to gain back my confidence.

So, overall this week in tropical Rurrebaque has been quite productive as well as rejuvenating.

We must now prepare to head back to the cold altitude and busy city of La Paz where more adventure awaits.

Photo Credit: National Archief

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Kristin’s Backpack won 1st Prize for TESL Ontario’s 2011 ESL Week Blog Contest.
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Welcome to Kristin’s Backpack! I jumped on the blogging bandwagon in 2010 to share my Canadian-theatrical-backpacking perspective on my world adventures. With my return to Canada, I will continue to dig into my pockets and reflect on life as it has come to involve Teaching, Travel, and Theatre. Time to unzip the pockets!
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Looking for some interesting reading material? Check out my Reading Picks and Bookworm post for some ideas! 

               
This is what summer is all about- finished a book yesterday and am on to the next today.  I just opened The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which has been on my shelf for ages.  I have been extremely interested in reading accounts that stem from true stories in a dark history that is often swept to the side.  
At the same time, I have been listening to The Maze Runner series as an audio book and have been extremely captivated by the young characters’ circumstances and their view on the world.  
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