Week Four in Antigua
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The following week was rather routine. Wake up, eat breakfast,
wait to take a dump, go to school, come home for lunch, go to
school again, come home for dinner, go to cafe' cafe' watch
television, drink 2 beers, come home and go to bed. Except
(This is the end of my notes from this trip, written at least a decade before the term "Blog" was coined. In fact, it was written on a clunky 286 portable computer that booted up with DOS 3.0 on a floppy disk.
I can't remembered what happened on Thursday night, but I do remember that I sold that old computer for about $50 right there in Antigua, to a young man who was very happy to buy it from me.
I also remember that I didn't stick around much longer. I was getting bored and perhaps a little lonely. I only made it 5 weeks, not even half of my three month goal, and although my Spanish had improved greatly, I was far from fluent.
In the decade that followed I returned to Guatemala for Spanish classes two more times, each time just catching up to the point I was in 1995. I've forgotten most of what I learned and wonder if I'll ever be able to really speak the language.