Saturday, January 2, 2016

San Lucas Toliman: OCC Nursing Students- Day 5

It's been a whirlwind 5 days in Guatemala for our group! I apologize for not posting sooner, but the information to take in and new experiences are overwhelming. All senses are being stimulated- new sights, smells, tastes, everything! The area is surrounded with mountains. It's absolutely stunning. 
We are being fed very well here at Posada Los Volcanoes by our hosts. As busy nursing students, we are not used to three filling, healthy meals a day! The calories are much needed for the many activities we've attempted (mostly successfully). We finished our groups alotted 4 stoves in the town of Tierra Santa with the assistance and guidance of skilled masons. We all think that was the best part of this trip so far. A great way to immerse ourselves in the Guatemalan/Mayan culture. 
Much to the amusement of our (sometimes impromptu) teachers, we have learned to carry a baby, make torillas, carry wood, and how to slow ourselves down per the Guatemalan culture.
Tomorrow is our excursion day- we will shop and make our way back to Tierra Santa to celebrate the inauguration of the stoves. 

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