After a slow, restful morning filled with Pepto-Bismol and gatorade, plus Samuel’s discovery that Netflix in Guatemala has way better selections than in the U.S., we headed through the colorful little streets for lunch. At the restaurant, we feasted on yummy food and played some crusty old card games from the 1960s that made us laugh hysterically because they made no sense! Once we finished, we walked through the town, getting lost a few times, and finally ended up at our destination; a traditional Guatemalan cooking class! First, we had a tour of the outdoor market which was overflowing with fresh fruit, veggies, and flowers. We ate fresh lychee, tried some traditional Guatemalan candy (something similar to dulce de leche!) and explored the different produce stands. Then, we saw the iconic brightly-painted chicken buses in action! (Unfortunately, they actually have nothing to do with chickens. They’re just for transportation… boring!!) After that, we headed back to the kitchen and prepared our delicious dinner with fresh produce. We made chicken in traditional “pepian” sauce with different veggies, rice, fried potato “tortitas de papa”, and fresh corn tortillas. For dessert, we made fried plantaines stuffed with a chocolate and black bean filling- yum! After our amazing meal, we headed back to the hotel and chilled in the lobby together, enjoying the breeze and reminiscing on the fun times we had in middle school. (Shoutout to Gloria Waddell, the best substitute teacher in the world!) We all love it here and want to stay here… so see you all at Christmas!! 🙂
Also, we will all miss Dr. Boehner so much and wish her the best on her return home to be with her family!!!