Guatemala: day thirteen

I’m still in San Pedro, just about to finish up my second week of Spanish lessons. It’s gone well, and living here is really great. These days I’m cooking eggs and toast for breakfast in the hotel kitchen, then eating out for my other meals. Most meals cost between 15 and 30 Quetzales, which works out to $2 to $4 or so. The hotel is 25Q per night, which is about $3.50! School is the most expensive thing here, but I think I’m going to take next week off just to study.

On top of the prices, the place is great. If it’s sunny, which it is most days, then it’s hot during the day. At night it gets a bit cool, around 10 C, but it’s not too bad. During the day I like to go swimming (only twice so far, but so what), to read in the hammock, to hang out with other kids at the hotel, to study, to eat, and to walk around. There is a good lending library at one of the local bars which I’m borrowing books from. There are also a few good hikes around here, but I haven’t done any of them yet. A few of the bars show movies every night, all pirated and some brand new. There are plenty of things to do!

I think I’m going to stay in San Pedro for another week or two and then move on to Xela, with a probable stop in Antigua to see my friend Rebecca.


  1. jenny said,

    February 18, 2009 at 12:10

    let’s see some progress! next post in spanish.

  2. Pattie Anne said,

    February 21, 2009 at 14:16

    I’m enjoying the updates!

  3. K10 said,

    February 24, 2009 at 16:01

    Yo Bro,

    It’s Sis here. Glad life down south is treating you well. Thanks for the hiking book, I already know which ones I want to do once we get there : ) Hows your Spanish coming? I decided to teach myself a little Russian recently (yes, another foreign language binge). Post some more pictures if you feel like it! I always love to see what it is like.

    Take Care & Until Next Time,