1. The other morning (and I use the expression 'morning' loosely, because it was still dark outside), a rooster planted itself inches from our bedroom window and began crowing. I've talked about rooster noise on this blog before so I'll spare you the hyperbole about how loud it was and launch right into my fitful, half-asleep whining that ultimately resulted in Jon trekking outside in his underwear with a flashlight to throw rocks. The noise here is UNBELIEVABLE. The birds, the insects, the dogs, the goats, many of them constant throughout the entire night. Related: I'm pretty sure our neighbor is building a Transformer in his backyard.
2. A funny story that I wasn't present for. A new student on the island was telling us about a conversation he had with a local guy. It started out friendly enough, chatting about the island, the flora, the fauna...then it came up that the locals used to eat the iguanas. So the student said something like, "Yeah, we've seen a couple of those...aren't they endangered?" And the local guy is INSTANTLY mad - "No WHITE guy is going to come to MY island and tell me what I can and can't do! These stupid Dutch people ate all THEIR iguanas in Holland, then come here and try to tell me I can't eat the iguanas on MY own island!!"
3. And then, this: