When we arrived in Dos Mangas early on Thursday evening, we were shown to this house where an old man and his wife were living and where we could stay the night. The couple was really friendly and immediately made space for us in the house. Later we walked with the man to the village’s new community centre. It had been built thanks to a donation from Spain and we were invited to attend the opening ceremony. It was quite amusing to sit there in the open air in the middle of no-where, surrounded by open landscape and farmings on plastic chairs in a big circle with the villagers. The music was played extremely loud from the massive loudspeakers and the ceremony lasted a long time with various speakers talking about their contributions to the new community centre. The centre is going to serve as a safe meeting point for the children of the village. Later food was served and there was some traditional dancing by the children and mothers.
Tina and Kath