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Mari is loving Guatemala!

Finally in Antigua, Guatemala! March 31, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mari Gray @ 2:48 am

What a long couple of days!  Moving out of the apartment in Davis, finalizing papers to sublease the place, packing for my trip in Central America, and then catching my first flight at 12:30 am on March 30!  Luckily, my parents scored first-class tickets for me with their mileage, but stopping in Dallas, Miami, and then finally arriving in Guatemala didn’t allow for much sleep at all.  On the bright side, the food was great!  Complete with a gourmet salad, delicious entrée, wine, and a huge bowl of ice cream!  Oh, but despite the priority status that comes with flying first-class, my backpack didn’t make it here; supposedly it’s arriving as I type, but who knows where it actually is… I really do hope it gets here soon, because it had pretty much everything I need to survive in the jungle for the next 4 months or so.

The wonderful nap I took when I got to Posada San Sebastian was unfortunately interrupted by  the evilest creature on earth, and the source of my phobia developed last summer in Panama: la cucaracha.  Great.  Within hours of entering the country, the cockroaches have already declared war.   I bet they can sense fear the way other animals can.  Well, you tiny yet creepishly fast and icky bug, you may have surprised me in my sheets, but I bet you regret that now.  Mari 1: Cockroach 0.  I can’t say that the score would be the same had the cockroach been the size of the Panamanian variety that lived by the dozens in my room in Chiriqui (HUGE), but for now, I am winning!


2 Responses to “Finally in Antigua, Guatemala!”

  1. Cristina Tedman Says:

    Jajajajajaja…..I couldn’t help to laugh at “la cucaracha” incident! You might want to give the issue another type of approach…you know!… maybe something like that saying which goes like “if you cannot deal with them, join them”-sort-of-a-thing approach ;). Gosh, I am so excited for your traveling! Are you going to Panama again? If you are, please let me know! It will be very fun to see you again! =) Take care! Be very careful (I sound like a mom, but just in case), but more importantly, have lots of FUN! ANd…take a lot of pics! ^_^

  2. Hopefully I can just laugh this whole cucaracha phobia off sometime soon…. but Cristi, you remember how horrified I was in Las Lajas!
    I don’t think I will be able to make it down to Panama this trip. That’s quite a ways… BUT how about you come visit me? Or we could meet in a different country… say, a Caribbean one that I’m dying to visit? 😛

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