Month: February 2016

    So, it’s been a unique 34th birthday.  I crossed the border from Guatemala into El Salvador.  I upheld Asian stereotypes by devouring Chinese fast-food at the first multiplex mall in months (desperate times, desperate measures).  And as I write this, amateur electronic dance music is pumping, while fire dancers are honing their craft […]
We finally made it to warm weather in Rio Dulce and Livingston on the Caribbean coast.  It was nice to not sit in a car for a few days. On the way, we hit up a hot waterfall falling on top of a cool water river…needless to say, I peed a lot!
After several days of dreary weather and exhausting altitude, we were ready for warmer weather and better vibes.  It was a beautiful drive to the gorgeous riverside town of Lanquin. 
We finally decided to leave Lake Atitlan to head to Chichicastanego on Wednesday before market day on Thursday.  The market was impressive with sellers of all sorts: embroidered goods and masks for tourists, and every day items for locals.  We also played Guatemalan roulette with the local “comedores” food stands in the middle of the […]
I landed in Guatemala City around 9pm after a short flight from Cancun, drowsy and sleep-deprived.  It was actually quite absurd, because Marc had sent Arnoldo, his driver, to pick me up and drive me 3 hours to San Marcos in Lake Atitlan.  So, I’m picked up by two strangers, driven in a Toyota 4runner […]

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