Just another collection of pictures from my past week in Xela:
Zunil – a town about 30 mins from Xela
View from the truck ride to Fuentes Georginas
Steaming hot waterfall at Fuentes Georginas – the natural hot springs!
Fuentes Georginas – note all the steam!!
Xela Cemetery – Public Graves
Xela Cemetery – a row of private graves
View from the highest point in Xela Cemetery – it’s HUGE!
Xela SuperChivas game!
The band at the game — they set off fireworks from within the stands!
Just another chicken bus…
Lines of cages at the Xela zoo
The zoo includes animals like sheep and domesticated rabbits!
Touch of Greece?
Cafe RED Murals
Cafe RED Burrito + Fresh Limeade!
More to come.
Having completed my first week here, including a full day of simply wandering around the streets of Xela, I figure it’s time to share a glimpse of my life here (minus school, which I’ll talk more about later this week after I’ve had my first clinic). So, without further ado, here’s Xela in pictures!
My Xela home!
My room in Xela.
Typical street in Xela
Because why wouldn’t you hang advertisements on the old beautiful church?
Just a pretty building we found…
La Democracia – a bustling, colorful market that sells anything you can imagine, including avocados bigger than my hand!
“Almuerzo economico” – Saturday’s lunch special!
Walmart really is everywhere..
View from Panorama – a restaurant overlooking the whole city!
Tomorrow will be my first actual clinic here, now that we’ve had several days of teaching on Mayan medicine and tropical diseases. More on that soon!