Hotel of dreams

Our reason for moving to Guatemala has finally been made official: my parents have purchased a property with some old houses we are converting into a small hotel in Santa…

Regresamos

After a bit of a hiatus, we’ve returned to Guatemala. It’s still the rainy season. Fortunately, we had several weeks of decent weather. First, we were in Jackson Hole at…

Se puede

Whenever you move somewhere new, there is an adjustment period. Not only to the weather or food or customs or language, but to understanding what is possible and what simply…

Zew

  Did you know that Guatemala City is currently ranked 25th in the world in urban homicide rate? I love it there. I’ve now been into the city four times…

A loo with a view

After a month in the jungle, we’ve moved to the other side of the lake between Panajachel and Santa Catarina Palopó. We’ll be in this beautiful place for the next…

Lunch, Interrupted

Yesterday, we returned to the Hospitalito. It was a bit of a come-down after spending an amazing weekend in the beautiful Casa Colibrí across the lake in Santa Catarina. The…

A few acts of god

We’ve now been here for two weeks, and a couple of things have happened. Any adjustment is difficult, but ours has been made a bit more so by a series…

Quaking in my botas

There was a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Guatemala on our first night in our new house. The building swayed, then shook, then rattled, and the bed jumped up and down…

Titanic 2.0

In the lead up to our departure, we repeatedly pitched it to each other as a folksy, no-frills trans-Atlantic passage of old – bunk beds, hard knocks, class warfare, icebergs.

It was a cruise.