primer día en el lago
San Pedro La Laguna Travel Blog› entry 2 of 14 › view all entries
ah, universe, you're a funny little thing...
am sitting in the most perfect cafe eating the most perfect breakfast burrito. the shuttle bus from antigua to panajachel was filled with fantastic conversation, and i arrived at the dock a little firmer in my goals. the speedboat to san pedro included some terrifying airborn moments, but i managed to keep my focus on the fact that i was surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery...and i was delivered to the san pedro dock a little wetter, and with a new friend...an exquisite english woman named tanya who oozes spirituality and love, and who instantly adopted me as her sister. she was moving to san pedro after living in san marcos for three months and, as it turns out, is practically my neighbor. unfortunately, she is taking a vow of silence as of tomorrow...
after a lovely cappuccino, i hopped in a tuk-tuk (my house is a little outside town) and arrived at the hotel villa cuba. there i was met by juan, the elderly manager who spoke not a lick of english. he was expecting me, though, and led me through the gate and down the stone steps, past the hotel to the absolute cutest casa. my veranda sits on a greener than green garden and has an unobstructed view of the blue blue blue lake, which is framed by mountains and volcanos. sussed out the town last night and discovered a funky little road with some funky little bars with chill patrons and some good live music. got back to my house last night to meet my roomates... a clan of big, chunky, hairy spiders. thank gawd for valium.
met a friend over dinner last night named patrick, and without planning it, we reconvened over breakfast. patrick is also an alumni of hogwon life in korea...he and i are about to head to the local mercado so i can equip my cosina with some aguacates and cafe and leche, yadda yadda, and then we're off to sign up for spanish classes. (despite the fact that i've never studied spanish formally, i've managed to pull many of the necessary phrases out of my ass so far.) then off to mi casa to plow out some pages, then attending a benefit for a local special needs school, where i've been invited to play a set.
much more to come, pics to follow soon. travel gods are smiling, and so am i.