Sunday 9th September 2012
From stepping out of the airport I was immediately hit with a massive heat wave it was 37 degrees at nine this morning.
The strangest thing is seeing people walking around with big machine guns everywhere. A guy at the store was holding a gun in one hand and a ice-cream in the other.
We stopped at a stall on the side of the road just out of the airport for a fresh coconut to drink, which was cut open in front of us.
It was delicious.
Lilliana and Julianna the owners of Monte Sion the coffee farm are the nicest hosts. The scenery is unreal and the first glimpses of El Salvador and the farm are breathtaking.
This is so much better than I could have ever imagined.
Saturday 8th September 2012
Friday 7th September 2012
So far there are not enough hours in this day.
From the moment I walked into 239 at ten to seven this morning things have been hectic. I made the nervous walk up the stairs for my first day as the More FM intern little did i know what was in stall for me.
In the studio with Marc, Amber and Stu I managed to pull on a smile even though I was freaking out about the initiation stories I had heard. I made a rookie mistake of talking my coffee making skills up so the breakfast team put me to the test to see how well I could make the classic instant coffee.
Apparently I am not as great as i thought.
They handed me an envelope which held my fate and also the destination where I would master the perfect coffee. It read "you are going to the home where Gravity coffee beans are grown-El Salvador."
A thousand things were running through my mind, where was this place, when am I going, then came the catch. Stu announed "you are leaving right now, grab your passport theres a car waiting for you outside". I picked up my hand bag and ran for the door.
Outside there was a Gravity Coffee van waiting for me. I leaped in the the passenger seat and we were off. They let me stop at home, giving me less than ten minutes to pack up. I chucked anything I could find into a suitcase and it began.
El Salvador here I come.