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Alzar School | 31.12.08

The trip is off to a great start. The students get along really well and are teaching eachother about their languages and culture. Students are working hard to complete their studies early and paddling their tails off. We are so fortunate to have both Mayan y Marisol, two female students from the town join us for the trip. They have shown us so much about the town that we wouldn´t have been able to experience without out them.

We were taught a local dance by a group that was practicing in the central plaza, and last night wewere invited to participate in a local holiday celebration. Young childern parade around town with candels bringing ^Baby Jesus^ to a designated home. After songs the young children break open a pinata and share treats. We were served hot pinnaple juice, sandwiches, and were able to meet Mayan`s aunts, uncles, grandparents, and siblings.

Maggie, Becca, and Ellie have an open mind and are enjoying the differences in culture. We are two steps into their leadership training and they will begin taking turns as leader of the day tomorrow. It is a fantastic group and we look forward to seeing what they are able to accomplish the rest of the trip.