Saturday my counterpart (Isaac), who is the public relations officer for the clinic, took me for a walking tour Dangriga town. He seems to know everybody, We chatted with the mayor as he drove by. We stopped at some shops. We caught the bus to Pomona village for a bar-b-cue party at the home of one of the doctors, who is from Nicaragua. We watched football and enjoyed food, drink, and fellowship. The doctor told me we were eating Nicaraguan food rather than Belizean food. The meat on the grill was alligator.
Monday was my first day at work. I walked to the clinic about a mile away. People were cordial. When they saw me surfing the net about local cultural things, they were much more friendly.
Tuesday we visited the satellite clinic in Pomona. There is a waiting room with a TV monitor and a DVD player with educational tapes. There is also a small pharmacy, an examining room, and a bathroom. While we were waiting to go to the next site we had a grapefruit right off the tree behind the clinic building. We rode in the back of the truck to two other sites with the Ministry of Health people delivering vaccine, and then drove on to Bertha’s Burrito place. Chicken burrito for BZ $2 is a full meal. I tried some hot pepper sauce on mine that made for an exciting meal.
Today I hope to get my phone back from the fixer place in Belize City and will try to catch up on family calls. Rainy season started yesterday, so maybe it will be less hot.