Demonstration of traditional Mayan instruments (Gerry Errante)
All too soon our trip came to an end, and it was time for an early-morning departure. This time, the desk clerk was awake, and our boxed breakfast was waiting. A quick shuttle courtesy of the ever-prompt ViaVenture driver brought us to the airport and our flight to Guatemala City. Knowing that we would have a very long wait for our connecting flights home, I came prepared with a most interesting book, The Long Night of the White Chickens, by the Guatemalan-American author Francisco Goldman. Getting through security was a somewhat frustrating, and mildly amusing (depending on one's mood) experience, as the security personnel did not seem to be especially well trained. They looked askance at my electric razor, but did let that pass. My small travel sewing kit, a small pair of tweezers, and a small container (under 3 ounces) of sun block, however, are now in some Guatemalan limbo. Once aboard, our flights home were uneventful and we are now happily reunited with our cats and blessed with fond memories of a wonderful trip to Guatemala.
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