Antigua – Day 23

I awoke at 7 to get ready for class (yesterday’s class was the only one in the afternoon, the rest of the week we start at 8) and eat breakfast with my host family. We had a nice meal then walked over to the school. The second day of class included more...

Antigua – Day 22

Our hostel, El Gato Negro, includes breakfast in the cost, so we all went down to the restaurant. After a delicious breakfast burrito and a few cups of coffee, we were ready to hunt down our language school for the week. We stopped in a few places (there are dozens of...

Antigua – Day 21

Three weeks into the trip… I’ve picked up more British and Australian than Spanish. No worries. I’ve spent twice as much money as I expected per day. I’ve taken half as many photos as I expected per day. I’ve made actual, will-keep-in-touch...

Lanquin – Day 20

Today was a fantastic do-nothing day. I alternated between lounging in the hammock outside my room and socializing down in the dining hall. There was a brief frisbee session with some Israelis, but it was too hot to keep up for long. El Retiro is a great place to...

Semuc Champey – Day 19

After a long night of partying, I somehow managed to wake up early and feeling refreshed. I had some breakfast and walked around the grounds of the hostel. I missed most of it last night because I arrived late, but the area is absolutely beautiful. At 9, a group of 20...