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USA | Sunday, 3 Jul 2011 | Views [256] | Video

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Day 20

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | Views [284] | Video

Sanitation...security...service The 3 S's Guatemala needs to become a tourist draw like Costa Rica, according to ex-pat Jim, our host today at Atitlan Adventures.  We splurged and did their 3 hour horseback ride up Atitlan Volcano, followed by the ... Read more >

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GUATEMALA | Thursday, 30 Jun 2011 | Views [305]

(The iTouch and Flickr don´t allow direct embedding, so hit link below to view our iTouch photos) http://www.flickr.com/photos/gringotenango/

Day 19 Erik Diving at San Marcos (30 ft)

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | Views [344] | Video

Today we discovered this 30' diving platform outside of San Marcos, eclipsing yesterday's best day ever and putting to rest any notions of traveller's relativity.   Nice swimming, too, and the closest thing to clean water in Atitlan. Paul and I took ... Read more >

Day 18

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | Views [201]

Today we overpaid a guide ($40!) to hike 8km from Jaibalito to San Marcos, walking through mud and repeatedly quick ascents and descents, carrying barely enough money for a lunchtime drink for everybody to deny the robbers the satisfaction, walking ... Read more >

Day 18 (Dena)

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | Views [324] | Video

The rain finally stopped!! We've been getting a little stir crazy having to stay indoors, but when we saw a sliver of blue sky this morning we set out on a hike. We went back to Casa del Mundo to hire a guide. We'd read that the trail we wanted to do ... Read more >

Day 17 (Paul)

GUATEMALA | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [335] | Video

Today me (Paul) and the family went to a nature reserve. It was a beautiful rainforest. The fun part, though was all of the ziplines we went on. They were about 300 feet each and about 600 feet high. The beginning of the first one was so scary but ... Read more >

Day 17 (Erik)

GUATEMALA | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [395] | Video

This is Erik again. We arrived at our new apartment a couple of days ago, and all of us really like it. Everyone speaks English, throughout the 6 rooms of tenants, and the yard is an oasis. Peacocks roam the grounds, and so many fruits are edible that ... Read more >

Day 17 (Nels)

GUATEMALA | Monday, 27 Jun 2011 | Views [273] | Video

Wall to wall rain, got some fun zip-lining in the AM, but the CA (not California; down here that's Central America) rainy season is no joke. Gilles (and music) fans:  Playing Vol 4, No 3 of Gilles Peterson Worldwide to death; a great mix by Phillipe ... Read more >

Day 16

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 26 Jun 2011 | Views [294] | Video

Rain delay.   Lluvia en la tarde, nada mas; Lluvia en la mañana, the day's a bust. (The rhythm and rhyme's a bit strained, but I'm invoking English teacher poetic license on this little ditty...) It's Sunday, our 3rd day in Atitlan, and ... Read more >

Day 15 lanchas

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [241] | Video

Day 14

GUATEMALA | Friday, 24 Jun 2011 | Views [312] | Comments [1] | Video

Day Fourteen (Nels) We bumped our Antigua getaway up a day, skipping school Friday to leave for Panajachel on the 8:00AM shuttle.   I've been wary of these Pana shuttles, because every tourbook warns of bandits on this busy tourist path.  I haven't ... Read more >

Day Thirteen (Erik)

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 | Views [152]

This is a journal entry from Erik. As we are approaching the end of the trip, I have many thoughts and feelings about my stay in Antigua.  First off, if you want the ultimate Guatemala stay like a local, a homestay is a must. But if you have any ... Read more >

Day Twelve

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011 | Views [197]

Day Twelve We're deep into the rainy season now.  The weather's nice until 1 or 2, then the thunderheads roll in for the afternoon.  It makes it tough being in school until noon.  I feel a bit like a kid in summer school staring at the clock, then ... Read more >

Day Ten our local German pub

GUATEMALA | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | Views [301] | Comments [1] | Video

Day Eight (Paul)

GUATEMALA | Sunday, 19 Jun 2011 | Views [176]

Paul here, to tell you about all of the kids in the neighborhood. First is Arturo who actually isn't a kid, he is twenty-six and has epilepsy. He is a shoe shine boy (man?) who acts like a kid and is very nice but can get annoying. Next is Diego who ... Read more >

Day Eight

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Views [375] | Video

The video is an excerpt from our Sat market scavenger hunt.  (Paul`s looking for a live piglet, I think.)  Imagine the Ferry Plaza market with raw sewage smell, bootleg Spanish DVDs and a shantytown vibe... I`d planned a weekend outing to a hotel in ... Read more >

Day Six Erik Soccer

GUATEMALA | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [261] | Video

Day Five Paul`s Boda

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | Views [264] | Video

Day Five (Erik)

GUATEMALA | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2011 | Views [206] | Video

Note: Paul was married today in pueblo San Antonio in a short cermemony before his family and a group of random tourists.  The couple is registered at Walmart Guate City. Day Five (Erik) Yesterday was Wednesday, or miecoles. We started out ... Read more >

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