Guatemala / Midlife crisis? Not necessarily! / Traveling

Antigua..again!

After finding no suitable way (other than local bus) to get from Copan Ruins, Honduras to Santa Ana, El Salvador, Rhiannon and I found ourselves back in Antigua…again! We ended up staying three more nights. I took another Spanish language class with Gustavo. If you are looking for a fantastic, patient (fairly fluent in English) teacher find Gustavo or, better yet call him at 5100-6012 or email him at adagalindo@yahoo.com.

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We started our lesson at McDonald’s (which is way nicer than most in the U.S. with park-like dining areas!). I chuckled at the McChicken, here called the McPollo.

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Since I had decided to extend the lesson into a homestay with Gustavo and his lovely wife Paty, we moved the lesson to the streets. Gustavo and I went to the market to buy food for dinner. I got a firsthand education on how to shop in a local market in Guatemala!

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I also stopped at the wine store and bought a bottle of U.S. made Chardonnay. After dinner Paty and I shared the wine and a fabulous two hour conversation (totally in Espanol! Yeah me!) about life, kids, etc. on their awesome second story terrace.

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Pati is a messeuse and treated me to a much needed half hour massage just before we called it a night. Ahhhh, life is good! A great massage and a full size bed in a room all to myself. 🙂

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In the morning, I bid farewell to Paty and Gustavo drove me back into Antigua to meet up with Rhiannon.

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Rhiannon had opted to spend the night in Antigua at Holistico, and Trent (a young traveller we “adopted” along the way) was also there. As soon as I arrived, Trent sought me out in need of a bandaid. I was so excited to be able to give him one! My daughter, Avery, who is Red Cross certified had carefully put together a small first aid kit for my backpack. Thanks Avery! You saved Trent’s leg!

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Once again, it was time to climb into a shuttle.

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Next stop….la playa! (the beach!) at El Tunco. We arrived just in time to catch a gorgeous sunset.

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Time to work on our tans!

Audrey – a wanderer with the best bandaids in town!

One thought on “Antigua..again!

  1. Audrey this looks great. I am sure to relax beach side for a day or two will be nice. Sounds like your Spanish is getting much better.

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