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... issues in Guatemala, as well as taking frequent walks around the city surveying Xela's many fast food establishments. These included the revolutionary cono pizza (pizza in a cone), multi papas (a restaurant specialising in a variety of french fries), Taiwanese empanadas (flat, round deep fried pastries filled with cabbage, onion and tofu topped with soy and picante sauce) and Bakeshop (a divine Xela institute run by Mennonites selling the world's best donuts). We ...
So, for dinner last night, I had a plate of veggies and rice, all mixed together. They were very considerate of me though, because the rest of them had eggs and beans. My family seems to be great about figuring out what I like and am not too fond of. :) As I've mentioned before, I've been very blessed with the family that I was given here.
I decided today to have a later breakfast, around ...
... Alejandra was quite enough for Charlotte so she switched to Pablo, who was find of dancing when loud music went by.
We stayed with a family and so had very comfortable lodgings for the week. It was like a bnb and the food was amazing. They had a parrot called Cheeky, as well as many farmyard birds. Charlotte was particularly scared if the goose.
One evening we met up with an ...
... off on a steep hill road and climbed steeply up for a short distance before entering the narrow one-way streets of San Francisco El Alto. We got off (still wondering why Xela was painted on the front of the bus if it did not go there...perhaps it would pass through on its return from Momos to Guate?)
The hilltop town of San Francisco El Alto (Pop. 42000, Elev. 2582m) is famous for its Friday market but we could not go there the previous ...
... berries were in Spanish. They had never heard of berries before, except for black berries, but they have their own word in Spanish for them specifically (moras I think). Anyway, I succeeded by saying "es lo que comen los osos" (it's what bears eat!) and showing them a picture. So much fun learning from each other.
Tomorrow I start volunteering at Primeros Pasos...ayyyyyyyyyeeee!!!
Todo mi amor,