Week 15: San Pedro and Antigua
Welcome to our weekly recap! This one's for April 10th-16th, which is week 15, 2014. We've been in San Pedro la Laguna and Antigua in Guatemala.
We spent a few more days in San Pedro at Lake Atitlan, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere there. On Saturday we hopped on a bus back to Antigua. We stayed at a cleanest ever hostel called Yellow House, that provided us with delicious breakfasts and a cozy rooftop terrace / living room / office.
This was our last week in Guatemala, and in the whole Central America. Tomorrow we'll already be in Florida, where we have a cruise to catch on Sunday.
Most memorable moment: Watching the red moon during the total lunar eclipse at our rooftop terrace. Maybe even more memorable was the hostel's janitor's reaction when I told him about it with my broken Spanish. He came up to the roof too and got so excited that called home about it.
Surprise of the week: We are going to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this Friday. I just realized that they have rescheduled the launch of the privately built SpaceX rocket that for that same day. Cool!
Workwise: Doing the financial statement and tax reports for the last year and preparing for the upcoming offline weeks were the main themes.
What did we learn: The many Easter processions we've seen in Antigua have already been very impressive, but apparently the biggest ones are going to be on the night before the Good Friday. Well, our flight is on Thursday morning, so maybe next time.
Food love: This week we have been exceptionally lucky with our food choices: steaks, curries, crepes, quesadillas, breakfast burritos, foccaccias and Guatemalan coffee. Everything excellent.
Random thought: We both had a hair cut today. Mine was almost half the price (3€) to Mirje's (5€) even though mine took at least twice the time. I know it's not just here. What is this pricing difference based on? Not on the cost of the work or the value of the service anyway.
Tip of the week: The small street corner stores in Antigua don't often seem to have fixed prices. You might end up paying double the normal price, if you are not careful.
And that's it for our week. How was yours?
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