Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello From the Guat

Just a quick hello. We arrived yesterday in Guatemala City and met up with Dr. Fred, his wife Trisha and Kevin (another dentist). We took a van ride through the city and to Antigua.

So far, I`m pretty much loving:
ONE - Any and all food; from the amazing dinner I had last night, to the freshest pineapple and orange juice with hearty crepes this morning or the amazing nachos I had this afternoon. Yup. I could pretty much get used to eating this lovely south american fare. Cause it is the bomb.
TWO - The ruins. We spent this morning and part of the afternoon touring the ruins that are in Antigua. It is a spectacular sight to see all these massive structures with huge pieces of building in between and random staircases. Plus, I figured out how to take panoramic shots on the camera I brought and they are winning at life.

Its surreal being here in Guatemala. And so far has been a constant sensory overload. It doesnt feel that different from America in some ways, but maybe I just notice and stop to look at more things here.
I already know that coming back to school is going to be a rude awakening. But Kevin has definitely been painting a lovely post-graduation picture for us all. Maybe traveling the world will be my future life. There`s something kind of amazing about seeing other cultures and being somewhere so different in so many aspects from where I`m from. Although I`m really glad to have Dee, Lucinda and Dan with me, as my shy and introverted nature might not be conducive to all the adventures I`m currently totally on board for. Plus, with all of us taking pictures and the promise of sharing said pictures, I`m sure to have some great shots in the mix and even be in a couple.

On tomorrow`s agenda? Just hiking a volcano. NBD.


Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, you have me wanting to be there so bad. I want that food. All of it. I can't wait to see all your pictures!! This summer, yeah? Please!

PS. Please don't get mugged again. That's a once in a lifetime thing.

Royall said...

I'm so excited to hear about all your adventures and I love hearing what you ate...only I really want nachos now.

Sherry said...

So glad you are lovin life and soaking up all of it! Look forward to updates on your blog and in person!