Wednesday, February 23, 2005

My last day in Antigua, Guatemala, I received an amazing gift: a maceta (flower pot) with a cactus in it. It came from a very special new friend, Alvertina.

I met Alvertina with Victor Ordonez, my new Guatemalan friend and tour guide. On my last day in Antigua, he was taking me to a little town called San Felipe de Jesus. I wanted to visit the market there to buy small gifts to take home and interact with the people. We were walking because I wanted to see and talk to all the people on the way. If I had taken the bus, I would miss encountering people. Plus, it was a gorgeous sunny day and I knew I was headed home to snow in Massachusetts.
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