The Light at the Beginning -  Two Happy Left Feet
 
After two and a half long months of training I have recieved my site assignment from the Peace Corps. Idealy, this is where I will be for the next two years. I am working on cultural tourism in a city in the department of Chimaltenango, and I am on my first full day here. I met my counterpart (my host country national half) the day before yesterday and arrived here yesterday afternoon. I have a week here in the city to find a place to live, meet local authorities, get to know the place where I will be working, conduct an analysis of current tourism conditions, meet my other counterparts, and generally get my ¨site legs.¨ Then, for a week I go back to the Peace Corps training center to review my site visit, learn some Kaqchikel (the Mayan language that is spoken here), and swear in as a Peace Corps Volunteer!



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