Monday, January 11, 2016
So the first thing I heard when I arrived in Guatemala from the other volunteers was, "DON'T EAT THE STREET FOOD." And when I went into town with one of them, she told me, "DON'T EAT THE STREET FOOD." And I remember being told by the infectious disease doctor before I left, "DON'T EAT THE STREET FOOD."
So what did I do the night before last? I ate the street food! All the new volunteers have arrived and as a group we walked down to Parramos and had dinner. Off the street. From a vendor. Surrounded by dogs. Sitting in the dark. With picante sauce or mustard on the side.
We started orientation today! I start my first day in the clinic this afternoon! I am excited and also worried because I have a lot more learning to do before I hablar espanol!
The other volunteers are awesome. They are from all over the world, and I mean all over the world. Cuba, Columbia, Germany, Austria, Canada, New Zealand, France and Italy to name a few. Going to be a crazy, awesome year. I think. :o)
Last night we played a game called Werewolf. I was killed off in the first round. Does not bode well. Oh well, off to clinica! Hasta luego!