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Jul 9, 2012 - Monterrico,

So I enjoyed my Sunday morning for about 20 minutes---what a great idea I thought! To go for a walk en la playa(on the beach) before the sand gets too hot! I will take my camera(waterproof) and my iPhone(not waterproof) and some quetzales in case I see a coffee shop....you can see where this is going....right?!?! I walked close to the water(be reminded the undertow here is VERY strong)for the obligatory photo of my foot in the sand/water/waves...the next thing I know I am pulled off my feet and dosed with water! I thought oh my god this is...

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"Guat-ever!!!"

Jul 7, 2012 - Monterrico....the lost has been found

Well last night, with my nuevos amigos, we went out on the town to celebrate the end of our first week of Spanish classes. Andrew-from Boston, Susan from Birmingham and her daughter Lucy from New Orleans. We first went to café No Se, which basically means "I don't know". Upon seeing the place, I didn't know whether or not this was just some cruel joke being played. It was the most dirtiest,disgusting, dumpy dive bar you would ever want to walk into, but the Cuba libres were cheap-So how could anyone say no! We then continued our...

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"Guat-ever!!!"

Apr 22, 2009 - After three days of Spanish classes

Well, I had to have a chat with Cory and Elaine yesterday, and tell them "don't be rude". You see ever since they started their Spanish classes, when they meet up after their lessons, they start talking in Spanish. Personally I feel that it is rude to speak in a foreign tongue when not all present can converse in that language. Communication is key, and after our talk things are much better. Our new home stay is going quite well, and the food is very good. I am enjoying my break in the morning, while they attend classes. After class we...

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Apr 19, 2009 - More from Antigua, and day trip to Monterrico

It seems we walk miles and miles everyday, and part of the reason is Elaine would be absolutely and utterly completely lost without Cory. I mean that, even though this UNESCO world heritage site is fairly small, Elaine seems to continually be turning the wrong way. But in her defense, the reason, I think is quite simply because all of the streets seem to have the same name. How odd, but there is una via and doble via on every corner. Maybe it is because the city is so old, and that is the way it was done in the old days. On Friday, the...

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Jan 21, 2009 - Antigua week 3

January 23, 2009 Hi everyone, and thanks for all the wonderful comments and emails. We love hearing news from the homefront, as we are a bit isolated out here. The past week we’ve been hard at work at our Spanish schools. To help the kids concentrate a bit better, they now have their own teacher, which seems to help. We feel like we are slowly learning this language, though still have a long way to go. This past weekend we took off for some beachside relaxation. We went to a small town called Monterrico. Imagine your typical sleepy...

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