Monday, February 20, 2012

You like this kid? … Take him to America!

Since our last post, we’ve been back on the bikes working out the kinks from six weeks of inactivity.  Things are feeling a little rusty for both of us and we had two very avoidable crashes in the first two days!  One was caused by the ever frequent distraction of cows on the roadside.  Hopefully we’ll be quick to get back in the swing of things.

Crossing the lake with the bikes in a lancha.

Jenn and her bike crammed in the boat across Lago Atitlan.

Woohoo, excessive downhill.

The descent from Lago Atitlan was steep and fast.  We were followed by police trucks three different times during the descent.  They claimed to be escorting us for our safety.  But the way it was carried out was a little fishy and it seemed they were in it for some other reason …

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Making a Mayan

During our six weeks learning Spanish in Guatemala, San Pedro really started to feel like home.  We had our family there, our preferred coffee (and therefore study spots), favourite foods and a routine.  All things we are going to miss, being back on the road again.


Playing “helicóptero” with Angela on the roof.  Lookout for the stray pieces of construction materials and drying firewood!

As you can see, even when playing Angela is wearing the traditional traje (suit) for the women of the local area.  The Mayan culture is still very strong in the highlands of Guatemala and I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to experience and immerse myself in it.