Hi everyone!! My name is Paola, but you can call me Pao. Almost two months ago I arrived here in Paradise. I was so excited because I love the adventures, to meet people, to learn and live new experiences. My time here so far is worth it. I was born in Mexico 17 years ago, and this is the longest time that I have been separated from my family. It was a little hard at the beginning because my english is not really good and to start everything from scratch. I’m enjoying friends, school, family, and sports. In school I am taking not really hard classes, but sometimes the vocabulary is challenging. For the last month I was practicing cross country and now I am planning to play soccer. The traditions are very similar as Mexico, but always change a little. I feel really happy and blessed to be here, I am so lucky with my host families, my consellor, friends and everyone that I meet. The time is flying but I plan to enjoy it. Paradise is a town under a forest, with beautiful sunsets and rivers, nice people and delicious food, lakes and mountains, animals and trees. I couldn´t ask for a better place to live this amazing year – it will stay with me forever.