It seems surreal to finally be in Belize, and it definitely doesn’t feel like I’ve only been here not even 3 days. I already feel so at home with the people that I’ve met so far, and I already consider Midas a second home.
On Day 2, we had a free day, which is when we visited the Xunantunich Mayan ruins. Although the hike was long, hot, and humid, the view was 100% worth it. We had the most amazing luck that day because we were able to see a family of Howler monkeys, up close and personal. While exploring San Ignacio, we walked along the main streets, ate craboo ice cream, and window shopped to our hearts content.
On Day 3, it was our first day of classes! We met Dr. T and Reuben at the Paw’s Veterinary Clinic, who taught us different sutures on chicken legs and then on their patients (dogs who had come in for a spay)! Dr. D from BAHA also gave us an engaging lecture about how animal diseases are regulated in Belize. There was so much that I learned just by the lectures and the surgeries today that is so different from anything I learned back at home. It makes me incredibly excited about the next lessons we have planned.