It’s much much hotter in Colombia than in England. It’s so hot that people don’t even have hot water in their houses in Santa Marta (the city where we live). So that means cold showers every day! It sounds really bad but we’ve kind of got used to it now. There is cold water for washing up too and cold water in the washing machine. It’s not a big problem to clean clothes as there is absolutely no mud here. There is just dust.
Because of the hot temperature the sea is really warm. It’s so hot in the daytime that most people go to the beach in the evening, just when the
sun is going down. Here is a picture of the sunset. We also have a swimming pool that the people who live in our building can use but it’s on the shady side of the building so the water is really cold. That can be quite useful if you need to cool down.
One more thing about the heat is that there are lots of cacti around. Opposite our school the hill is covered with them. This next photo is for Mrs Ward and Sapphire class because my mum told me that they are doing their topic on the Sonoran desert. I remember doing this and learning about cacti.