Saturday, November 3, 2007
Here I am in downtown Xela. Behind me you can see the central church. It is a catholic church-- most of Guatemala is catholic.
The church is located in the central park area of the town, which is called "Parque Central" in Spanish. On weekends, lots of people relax in the central park. Ice cream sellers walk around the park, pushing small coolers. People sit and talk, have picnics, and visit nearby markets.
Though Guatemala is south of Mexico, Xela isn't hot because its in the mountains. The town is surrounded by volcanoes (luckily, they aren't active)! The temperature is warm during the day, and cool at night. Its perfect.
Today I'm going to eat some ice cream and walk around the markets.