The One With More Pictures of Xela

Just another collection of pictures from my past week in Xela:

Zunil - a town about 30 mins from Xela

Zunil – a town about 30 mins from Xela

View from the truck ride to Fuentes Georginas

View from the truck ride to Fuentes Georginas

Steaming hot waterfall at Fuentes Georginas - the natural hot springs!

Steaming hot waterfall at Fuentes Georginas – the natural hot springs!

Fuentes Georginas - note all the steam!!

Fuentes Georginas – note all the steam!!

Xela Cemetery - Public Graves

Xela Cemetery – Public Graves

Xela Cemetery - a row of private graves

Xela Cemetery – a row of private graves

View from the highest point in Xela Cemetery - it's HUGE!

View from the highest point in Xela Cemetery – it’s HUGE!

Xela SuperChivas game!

Xela SuperChivas game!

The band at the game -- they set off fireworks from within the stands!

The band at the game — they set off fireworks from within the stands!

Just another chicken bus...

Just another chicken bus…

Lines of cages at the Xela zoo

Lines of cages at the Xela zoo

The zoo includes animals like sheep and domesticated rabbits!

The zoo includes animals like sheep and domesticated rabbits!

Touch of Greece?

Touch of Greece?

Cafe RED Murals

Cafe RED Murals

 

Cafe RED Burrito + Fresh Limeade!

More to come.

Until then,

K

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The One About Xela

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 Xela home!

My room in Xela.

My room in Xela.

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Typical street in Xela

Parque Central!

Parque Central!

Main Cathedral

Main Cathedral

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Because why wouldn’t you hang advertisements on the old beautiful church?

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Just a pretty building we found…

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La Democracia – a bustling, colorful market that sells anything you can imagine, including avocados bigger than my hand!

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“Almuerzo economico” – Saturday’s lunch special!

Chicken buses!

Chicken buses!

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Walmart really is everywhere..

View from Panorama - a restaurant overlooking the whole city!

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!

Until then,

K