Quetzaltelango, Guatemala, el once de deciembre, 2016
I've had another great day - doing.... not much! I have to keep reminding myself that I am not here to do a whirlwind tour, moving on every 2 or 3 days and seeing everything there is to see. No, I am here just to live and escape the cold winter at home. So today after a leisurely morning doing not much, I went to Parque Central to sit in the sun. I ended up visiting with a young man from Alaska who is travelling for 6 weeks. Afterward, I went to Restaurante El Camarón, which was recommended by my teacher in San Pedro, for ceviche. OMG, it was even better than in Panajachel-
Avocado, onion, cilantro, shrimp, octopus, oysters, crab and a lemon/lime broth to die for!
It was served with a bag of tostadas and my beer came salted with a slice of lemon and a shrimp-
So good! Not sure what I was supposed to do with the ketchup!
I have spent a fair bit of time at Parque Central. Sundays are the busiest because for most, it's their only day off and few have a backyard to enjoy. There are many vendors: ice cream, candy floss, nuts, clothing, Christmas stuff, drinks, shoe shiners and street performers including marionettes-
There are many vendors around el Parque Central selling rosca which is a hard, sweet bread and part of this day-
The circular form represents the eternal love of God, without a beginning or end.
Walking home, so typical Guatemala-
I will start my 7th and final week of Spanish school tomorrow. I've learned so much and enjoyed most of it!