This past weekend I went to some public baths. The way it works is you rent a room and they fill up a bathtub with hot water and you get to stay for an hour. Between three of us it was Q20, about $2.75. A great deal. Although the water was so hot I kept getting nauseated.
After the baths we headed a little further down the road to the small town of Zunil. It is basically famous for having a beautiful white church. Of course when we got there it was raining and the church was closed. I noticed that one of the padlocked doors wasn’t actually locked, so I broke in. That’s right, I broke into a CHURCH! The door only lead to the staircase up to the bells. Stacy and I walked up the steep spiral staircase while our friend was supposed to pose as a lookout. Of course, upon arriving at the top of the stairs and looking out I saw him walking away from us, across the square. Luckily we were not found out!
We walked around the town for a little while, exploring the alleyways. Eventually we ended up at the cemetery. In Zunil, on the day of the dead, everyone paints all the graves white. It made for a different experience walking through a graveyard where almost every monument was white, particularly because of the typically lively cemeteries in Central America.
Now I’m off to travel around for a while in El Salvador. I’m very excited, and I hope I get to share some more adventures!