Lots to report from the last few days! On my first night in Antigua, we had a team dinner with all of the Field Consultants, in honor of those who are leaving and as a sort of celebratory welcome for me. We ate at Fusion, one of the best restaurants in Antigua, enjoyed homemade pasta, and shared a few bottles of wine…not the worst first meal in Guatemala! As part of the celebration, two of the Field Consultants put together a bunch of superlative awards and I was given awards for being the most likely to succeed AND “most improved” since my arrival in Guatemala…clearly a joke, but in the best way possible. It feels great to be part of such a supportive team, and having the chance to get to meet everyone all together before heading off to my region was a great transition period, if only for a few hours.
Catching the lancha in Panajachel to San Juan!
Michelle and I woke up early yesterday morning to catch a shuttle to Pana, which is where I am now! I checked into another hotel where I’ll be staying for the remainder of this week, before heading out for fieldwork with the interns at the end of this week. I’ll probably actually be sticking in this hotel for the rest of the month since I will barely be in Pana at all, and looking for a more permanent place to live in July. So looks like I’m living out of my suitcases for now! Michelle also talked me through some of the specifics of the projects we will be working on with the SECorps intern during our field weeks this summer, and they’re all really exciting and right up my alley!