12/25/2014 Coban, Guatemala

Christmas Day here brought more fireworks at noon. I’m not sure why, but midnight and noon were special Christmas firework times. I didn’t do a lot today. I fiddled with the low-flow toilet for a while  but I don’t think I adjusted the flushes correctly. Jill and I watched Gran Torino and The Watchmen on Netflix. The Watchmen is a bloody movie, I forgot that from the first time I saw it.… Read the rest

12/17/2014 Coban Guatemala

Jill and I walked to Pais today. I went into Mega Paca and saw the same clothes I saw the other day. I need to go to the two little pacas across the street from it but I forget about them. Yesterday we went to the Finca Santa Margherita. That is a coffee plantation a few blocks from Fresh. We asked about a tour and they only have them in Spanish.… Read the rest

12/11/2014 Coban Guatemala

Yesterday, we walked to pick up our laundry. Then we went to the Maxi Paca and I found a fancy Patagonia shirt for 30 Quetzals. I put the shirt on when we returned to Fresh Retaurant. It was exquisitely warm in this chilly dampness. Last night we watched the most recent Bourne movie on Netflix. We’ve watched them all now. It’s very confusing when an actor shows up as a different character from movie to movie.… Read the rest

12/2/2014 Lanquin Guatemala

12/2/2014 Lanquin Guatemala

It started raining last night. We sat and chatted with two Czechs from Canada. It was their last night here. Lenka was trying to gently turn down an amorous Cuban’s emailed invitation to Paris. She has a hearty laugh and a quick smile. Peter has worked in the oil industry in Canada for 4 years. His Czech and Canadian accent has me hang on his every word with quiet amusement.… Read the rest