I’m between just posting the emails that I’m sending my family and writing something different to you guys because obviously the way/things that I talk to ya’ll about is a little different then what I tell my family. So I think for tonight I’m going to do both. I’ll post my three emails so I can catch ya’ll up on what’s going on here (because I know you are all just sitting on the edge of your chairs waiting to here about my life.) And then post something a little more personal.
Hola, As I’m sure you all have heard by now, I made it to San Pedro and I am alive! Everything got turned upside down as soon as I landed in Guatemala City. I thought I lost my luggage not once but twice! When I finally got outside of the airport and hour late it was pouring rain and cold (I remembered what I forgot to do, check the weather!) my shuttle was no where to be found. A nice tip-wanting gentleman chatted with me until the shuttle people finally found me. Then I got to Antigua, realized my phone infact does not work, thanks verizon guy, and waited for a shuttle that was 30 mintues late and then almost lost my life on the 4 hour trip to San Pedro. I literally thought “man what are the chances I’m going to die on my way to San Pedro and never even get to see it!” I wish I could explain that trip to ya’ll but I don’t even have the words for it. I had my first spanish class today. You will all be pleased to hear that it went very well but I do have to admit I did find myself thinking I could’ve done this at home ;) Oh and I taught my instructor how to use the word ya’ll. I am going to find a place to buy a camera and take lots of pictures for you guys. You wouldn’t believe what it’s like here. I had culture shock before I even got off the plane. It’s so different here, 3 things I have learned so far is: 1. The white and yellow lines on the street aren’t to direct traffic, it’s just decoration. 2. I found Texas’ rain, it’s here. 3. And Guatemala is actually an hour AND THIRTY minutes behind the US. This is the only explanation I have for everything being exactly thirty minutes late. I have found a nice internet cafe that I like and am looking into switching to a hostel with wifi so hopefully ya’ll will get daily emails from me (fingers crossed) Love, Megan