It’s all about the chocolate!

Until today, I didn’t know that Grenada made its own chocolate. I knew about all the spices but I had no idea that there were multiple chocolate manufacturers on the island. However, today we went on a tour of the island and saw not one, but two. The first chocolate factory was the Diamond Chocolate…

From Trinidad to Grenada

Cinnamon, nutmeg, and beaches are the things that first comes to mind when I think of Grenada. So I must admit I jumped at the opportunity to go to Grenada, particularly because of my connection to the Caribbean region. I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, about a 30-minute flight away from Grenada but I…

Saying Goodbye to the Valley

At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday I flew out of McAllen airport, leaving the Rio Grande Valley behind. It was definitely bittersweet. I was happy to be heading home, as I’ve been traveling for awhile, but my thoughts were still with the students and people I had met in the valley. Now I am back here,…

Relationships

The relationship between before a trip and after a trip is interesting. You want to think into the future, and think about what you will be like after a trip is over. You want to think about all of the things you have gained from the trip and how much you have changed, for the…