Saturday, 28 May 2011

Okay so this picture a little weird.  This is Rem (in our group here) and the lady that saved our lives!  She was so nice to us I was amazed.  We were heading to this rehabilitation center that was pretty far from our house and the driver made it seem like he knew where it was when we told him, but come to find out he didn't.  He kept asking people for directions but no one really knew and so finally he just stopped and made us get out and pay him.  Ha we had no idea where we were.  This lady came over and asked us where we were trying to go (she spoke really good english, most people have a hard time understanding us).  She didn't know the place either and non of us had any phones so she walked with us to a store to use a pay phone and call the place for directions.  She talked to them in Telegu then she took us with her in a auto and paid for it!  Then they dropped us off really far away and she walked with us for a little over a half mile asking people along the way for directions till we found it.  It was scorching hot outside and she would have to walk all the way back by herself because there are no autos to get take in that area.  So we walked in with us to make sure that it was open.  We would have never made it.  I asked her if we could pay for her trip home and for the auto we took and she wouldn't let me give her any money, I at least wanted to pay her back.  The picture is not very good but I felt weird asking her to take her picture, I should have just done it.  It turns out she is the director of a program for mentally handicapped children so we got her number and we are going to see with we came go to her organization and help her out some how.  People here have been so nice to us I can't even believe it! 

This is just some of the houses that we passed on the way to the rehabilitation center.  Everyone has clothes hanging outside, even the really nice houses.  I have not seen a washing or drying machine here.  

More houses/apartments, this is a nice part of town.

I love how colorful the buildings are here.  

This is a little hard to see but it is a field with a whole neighborhood of huts, shacks, tents or whatever you want to call them.  It is crazy these are all over the place throughout the city and they are filled with so many people.  

This is a little lime juice stand.  I have not been brave enough to try any of the stuff from these stands yet.  They sell all different kinds of stuff all around, kind of cool. 

This is a mango stand.  They have these carts all of the place as well.  They sell bananas, coconut, watermelon, and pretty much whatever you can think of.  These carts line the streets.  

These are some huts on the side of the road.  It is crazy that people live here.  These are very common though, I see them all over.  

1 comment:

  1. When we were in Cancun years ago we went to a little village away from the city. It had one dive shop one restaurant and one food market which made fresh tortillas every day. Across the street form our little bungalow was a Mayan village where the Mayan's lived by the ocean it was very different from our bungalow. They slept in hammockw no doors on there little huts chickens everywhere pretty cool I took a lot of photos. Any way why I am even telling you this is because there was a young girl selling mango's by the village like the cart in your photo we brought two she cut them and put some red pepper spice on then salty and peppery. They were great we loved them I have now found the spice here and still eat mango's with the spice. Any way the cart reminded me of the little village called Akumal. Love your photos so fun to see your blog what great experience for you to have. Love the church photo also nice church building for down ther. Love you Aleesha take care and be careful.
    Aunt Jeannie