I have spent an unforgettable 15 days here at Villas Mastatal. It took me a few days to settle in and feel at home. I have met 15 volunteers from all around the world, each with unique stories to share. We have laughed and talked and worked together. I have known some people for only a few days and others for the entire time. It has been such an enriching experience in my life. I have learned so much more about people, the world, and farming. I have seen more birds here than anywhere else. I have watched the sun set and rise almost everyday. I have been to more waterfalls than I can count. I have learned to work hard but balance it with rest and relaxation. It has been such a neat experience living where the world comes together in one place. It has been paradise.