Monthly Archives: August 2012

Christina and the Water

Traditional Ways of Thinking About Food and Medicine 23 Aug 2012 Some symbolic beliefs held by ancient cultures have turned out to be “true” in modern science.  Some perhaps through coincidence, but others not.  The Mayans believed that sun is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cultural Competency

14 Aug 2012 Catering to the foreign market of Spanish learners is a leading industry in Xela where there are over 20 Spanish schools.  A small minority are non-profit cooperatives whose proceeds benefit the community.  Pop Wuj is the only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

First Day of School

6 Aug 2012 Centro de Estudios de Español Pop Wuj stands at the junction between the old Spanish part of Xela and new, modern streets.  It looks deceptively small from the outside– the red, green, and white sign visible just … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Nervous at the Beginning

5 Aug 2012 One of my friends remarked, “It’s sad that you barely get a break.” I had two days in-between taking Step 2 and leaving for Guatemala. Yet I feel as if I’m getting a year-long break from the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment