A brand new second day of the New Year started off with a trip to a local zoo. Thankfully it wasn’t very busy when we went so we were able to have the zoo entirely to ourselves! There were many interesting animals to see during our visit!
Here’s some pics of other animals we saw at the zoo.
We were also able to feed some of the animals!
After a morning at the Avalon Zoo, we spent some time at a local market called Tiendesitas for lunch and some shopping.
After lunch, it was off to the Hospicio De San Jose orphanage to visit children and spend some time seeing the work that the sisters who manage the orphanage do.
Sister Alice was our official tour guide.
Our favourite part was being able to play with the toddlers. Sister Alice said they yearned for human contact. This was very apparent and it was hard to leave them, especially when they all started crying.
The sisters gave us a lengthy and overwhelming tour of the facilities and allowed us to visit some parts of the orphanage where we could really see some shocking things we don’t see on a daily basis. For privacy reasons, we didn’t take many photos inside.
We were all asked to bring some diapers, baby formula, and other baby necessities on the trip so we gave it all away to the sisters at the orphanage to help them take care of the children in their care.
Tomorrow is our first day at the ANCOP build site!!!