Monthly Archives: March 2011

Righteous B-Ball


El Centro is the busiest piece of real estate in San Pedro. It´s in front of the municipal building, behind the market. By day it´s a school yard and by night it´s the hottest b-ball court in town. We´re talking … Continue reading

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Tuk Tuking Around


My goal for the next three weeks or so is not to be killed by a tuk tuk. They´re cute, and most putter along reasonably, but there are some that are vicious little killing machines. And you never know which … Continue reading

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Life on the Water


Lake Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America. You can swim in the details here: Lake Atitlan Statistics are certainly fun, but you can attain giddy heights of nerdishness when you are at the place and know the stats. … Continue reading

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Where the Streets Have No Name


This is that place. It´s probably as big as New Hope and Lambertville combined. With no, totally nada, street names. If you want to visit I´ll explain to go up the hill on the street of the Santiago dock, before … Continue reading

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ReOrganization


San Pedro has two docks, one at each end of town, where boats service the surrounding lake towns. I´m heading to Panajachel this morning, and declined a launcha that stops at all the towns in favor of a direct that … Continue reading

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(No) Keys to Freedom


For almost two months I’ll be without keys. No permanent home, no errands to the post office box, no car. >gulp< That last one is tough.

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Present Perfect (Grammar Free!)


San Pedro is a nice place to be. I find myself just sitting, enjoying the moment for many moments. I don´t do this often enough at home. Here I get up (get this) at 6:30 am (yes, Nancy, voluntarily), get … Continue reading

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Simple Is As Simple Does


All my clothes are clean at the same time, on the same day that I´ve had a shower. How much better could life get? Perspectives can change. I´ve intended to strip down to basics; I received that for which I … Continue reading

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It´s Summertime, Boy!


Today I practiced time: hours, days, months, and seasons. Imagine my surprise when I learned I am now smack dab in summer here! I think that´s because it gets up to 75 degrees some days, instead of the typical 72 … Continue reading

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