Luckily this morning’s clinic was held at the hotel. The local students who came seemed to enjoy themselves, as did the corps members interacting with them. It seemed like most of the students were from Patria, but there were quite a few from other groups as well.
It helped that several members are fluent in Spanish, as they could communicate directly with the students and teach the other members important phrases as well.
The pit met up with some of the pit from Patria and talked for quite a while, everyone was very excited to spend time talking about performing and music.
Honestly, I was pretty tired by the time lunch rolled around since I went up and down the gigantic hill a few times going between the guard, brass and battery. I helped pack up our equipment and spent some time trying to play with Volt before we headed out to Antigua for an evening of tourism!
We were dropped off at the Jade Museum where a few of us stayed for a presentation about jade (the mineral) and the Mayans. Monica was excited about the jade marimba and had to try playing it. I found out that my birth animal or whatever is the K’at which is Mayan for Spider. No thank you!
The rest of the night was filled with walking, fending off street vendors, buying coffee and chocolate, and eating nachos.
Oh, and Egg McFucking Muffins. I ended up in a group of 20 people and we all made it back to the buses safely. Great success.
Overall it was a fantastic day, but unfortunately those of us on the earlier flights have to be on the bus at 3:45am…
To be continued!