Guatemala City Tip
the only thing I really rememeber about Guatemala City is standing outside a friend's house on a warm, cloudy, misty day, on the road, looking beyond a barbedwire fence that separated me from all of a coffee tree orchard except for a few branches of one tree that hung over the fence into the road. It was a great sight!
MUSEO NACIONAL DE ARQUEOLOGIA Y ETNOLOGIA
A REALLY GOOD MUSEUM ALL ABOUT THE MAYA CULTURE (BOTH ANCIENT AND PRESENT DAY). STUFF INCLUDES STONE SCULPTURES, MASKS, LARGE SCALE MODELS OF ALL THE MAYA RUINS, INDIGENOUS DRESSES WORN BY WOMEN ACCORDING TO THE TRIBE THEY COME FROM, ETC.
I WOULD'VE TOOK PHOTOS OF THIS PLACE BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO USE CAMERAS INSIDE THE MUSEUM.
This old french style shopping arcade was built in 1926 and is close to the Main Plaza. It´s full of jewelry shops, old libraries and the oldest bar in the city "El Portalito" a bohemian bar with live marimba (it is said that among the most famous clients of the place, were the Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Pablo Neruda).
La Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción/ Guatemala City
"Home is, where the Heart is"
Ok, so this is my new home. Since beginning of january I live in the capital. It is located in a mountain valley in the south central part of the country. Bit by bit I am getting to know the city, though I have to say it really goes bit by bit as most of the time I am working, partying or sleeping, not much time left to see the city; well, compared to earlier trips I haven`t seen too much.
About the places I like best here are Sopho`s, some of the cities shopping malls, Jacobo`s internet cafe, 4° Norte and Gimnasio Siete de Diciembre.
Of course I got to know a whole lot of people, most of them Guatemalans por supuesto, as there is Rubén, caretaker of the Colegio, Jacobo, friend of mine, and Walter, another friend of mine.
Also there are an awful lot of kids ... well, I think that`s what it is like, working in a kindergarden ... which I like pretty much, and there parents of which some are really cute!
Well ... now it`s time to sleep, going to bed now.
Ah, I forgot to mention, that I finally managed to rent my own apartement together with a friend/collegue of mine, and a third one`s gonna join us in april. I did all the work though, that`s why I took myself the nicest and biggest one of the three dormitories. The area I live in is secure, Zona 14, and our neighbours are priests ... imagine that combined with Anna listening to Guns n Roses and whatever all day long hahaha ...
By the way .. I just started giving German classes today ... Juan Carlos is such an excellent pupil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow I gonna make music workshop, we gonna create some nice instruments to make music; today I had preparation course for prueba in may ... Janni I loooooooooooove you so much, and Josiah and Andrés and Esteban jajaja.