On Wednesday we Skyped with one of Mr. Joe’s american friends, Blake. He told us that there really was not as much violence and poverty as in Colombia as the Internet and Mr. Joe had told us that there was. There is some violence in the rural areas but it actually sounds like there was more violence and poverty inside the U.S. then in Colombia. Mr. Joe also told us that the earthworms were a foot in diameter. Blake told us that that was wrong to. The worms were still larger than ours, about three inches in diameter, but not as big as Mr. Joe told us. They also have fresh water fish as big as dolphins.
He told us about his travels. How they were supposedly some of the friendliest people. How he got pick-pocketed 3 times. How since he was American, he was rich to them, and walked around with a big target on his back for con artists. He told us about this program where people sign up and you can e-mail them and they will let you sleep in their house. He actually met his wife through that system.
We asked him if it took a long time to get back to the U.S. He told us that it didn’t take very long. It took a lot less time then Mr. Joe’s brother in law. He told us that it went quicker because they had a fiance visa. It goes quicker but you would have to have the wedding in the next three months.