Goodbye Lake Atitlan

Well, today is my last day here in Lake Atitlan. It’s been a real good time for me, and if I didn’t have anything else planned I’d probably stay for quite some time. But, I have other places to see and [legal] business to do (at some point) i...

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Last Week In San Pedro

So, last week was supposed to be my last week in San Pedro, but I hurt my foot and don’t really want to travel through Mexico on a gimp leg. I found some cheap accomodations, though, and plan on resting for a few days. Of course, it hasn’t stopped ...

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My Life at Orbita Spanish School

I’ve been living at Orbita for a week now. It’s been a real good time staying in one of their on-site rooms. It’s pretty snazzy compared to the other private rooms I’ve seen, like homestays, hostels and hotels. There’s a TV, Wi-Fi...

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Stories from San Pedro La Laguna

It didn’t take long for me to figure out that there are two prices for every single item in San Pedro. One for the locals and one for the turistas. Here in San Pedro, right when you step off the lancha and onto the pier, you are in Gringolandia. The cros...

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Guatemalan Homestay Experience

I had originally planned to do a one month homestay with a Guatemalan family here in Lake Atitlan. As it turns out, I changed my plans and decided to move on to live at my Spanish school. I have my own bathroom now! It was a little bittersweet when I left on S...

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Two Days, Two Sunburns

When I arrived in San Pedro last night, I asked some stoner gringo where my school was and he pointed me in the right direction. There are gringos everywhere in the main part of town… and I stress, main part of town. I’ll explain later. So, I get t...

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