I made it back to the homestay. I was eager to tell everyone about my experience. It turns out the local guide Ranny and I have the same opinion and solutions regarding the garbage on the beaches. We started laying the foundation for a volunteer program. I think it’s a great solution. The program alone won’t solve the problem but combining it with educating the local population will help.
There are 8 people now at our homestay. Home countries include Switzerland, Norway, Germany, France and Slovenia. I quite enjoy spending time with everyone; the majority of them are very knowledgeable about the area. The Slovenian couple brought some beers including Guinness. It was very refreshing having a cold beer. Then he pulled out some whiskey, that along with some music made it quite an enjoyable night.