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Guatemala

(Betsy Parker)
I organized this trip for the AAUW (American Association of University Women) San Juan Branch. Thanks to the economy's personal case of \"swine flu\" only 7 of us took the trip. Guatemala is a beautiful country!

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Elizabeth Parker
We're up early and on the 6:00am shuttle to the airport. Today our flight is "late" - it is t 8:30 am! We meet a really nice couple in the shuttle - on their way to Minnesota for the …
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Elizabeth Parker
Today it is so hot, that the residents of Flores are complaining! It is in the high 90s and it is impossible to even be outside! We try - we really do! Gerry and I got up to have breakfast and see …
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Elizabeth Parker
“Today we are off to Ixpanpajul, a private nature reserve about 10 kilometers from here where we plan to walk through the jungle on suspension bridges. We’re hoping to see lots of …
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Elizabeth Parker
Gerry and I wake up at 5:15am for jungle walk at 5:45. We have coffee with Antonio, another one of the brothers who own the hotel, the sons of the original owners. Unfortunately, we get a late start …
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Elizabeth Parker
Marshall, Juanita, Gerry and I leave for the airport at 5 am via taxi. We decided to take a taxi because we were told that we needed to be at the airport an hour and a half before our 6:30 flight. …
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Elizabeth Parker
We’re up early again, packed and ready to go, so we linger over our last breakfast at the Hotel Aurora. We’ve been switching tables each morning, today surprising the people who have …
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Elizabeth Parker
The early morning looked like we were in for rain, but actually it warmed up as soon as the sun broke from the clouds and we had our first real t-shirt only day. After breakfast, Vinicio and Antonio …
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Elizabeth Parker
(The antiques of this title are the members of our group...) This morning, finally, I slept until a decent hour! All the way until 6:20! Gerry was awake and working on the computer as I opened my …
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Elizabeth Parker
This morning we got up early again, though not as early as other mornings, and went out to watch the sun rise. We had breakfast on the upper terrace, outside, just enjoying the volcanoes in the …
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Elizabeth Parker
("Panas" means "buddies" in Puerto Rico ... and Pana is the nickname for the town we're staying in - Panajachel) Gerry and I got up at about 5:15 this morning (we are really …
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Elizabeth Parker
We all ended up getting up early despite our tiredness and intention to sleep as late as possible. We’re all on a different time still. Gerry and I were awakened by our neighbor shouting into …
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Elizabeth Parker
It's 4:30 am on a Saturday morning in Antigua - and we're both awake. (Of course, in Puerto Rico, it is 6:30 am already - which is our normal getting up time.) We try to fight it and go back to sleep …
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Elizabeth Parker
This is it! The day we leave for Guatemala is finally here. This is a day I have dreamed about and planned for since the day I went home from my first trip here, two years ago. People look at me …

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