Monday, June 6, 2011

The Mayan Ruins

We started the day off with a tour of the Mayan Ruins that have made Copan Ruinas such a tourist destination. After the 2-hour tour, we had a short lecture on the role of culture and religion in the lives of the disabled in Central America. We learned a little more about the Mayan religion and talked about the shift to Catholicism and Protestantism in more recent years.

After lunch, Addy and Abbey joined Lissa and Dr. Ventura for our first of 4 afternoons seeing therapy patients at a local family doctor's office. We had been hoping to see patients in their homes in the villages, but this new set-up afforded us a very interesting perspective of private healthcare in Honduras.

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