Nothing seemed out of the ordinary day. This midwest gringo landed without a word of Spanish, and I have survived. I've tried a few phrases, and I've failed poorly. Thank goodness for our translator Jose. He and his father have been our tour guide throughout the day taking us to places that we couldn't have traveled on our own (zone 3) and giving us a chance to see a real view of Guatemala from those living on the side of the hill, to those with deep nationalist pride to those eating at Applebees. Seriously there is an Applebees here. It has been a tiring day, but one filled with the small moments that matter on trips like this. There was a beautiful vista, great music, and beautiful weather. Dr. Henke joins us tonight. Every new person brings a fresh dynamic to the system. Tomorrow starts the busy day of school visits and more.
|A view from the top of the mountain|
|The National Pride is Easy to See Here|
|Fox in Guatemala showing Cumbia Ninja, makes reality TV seem OK|
|Bieber Fever in Guatemala?|
|Great Maya Music on Our Walk Today|
|Food Truck Sunday in Guatemala City|