Poco a Poco = Little by Little
Trip Start Sep 15, 2010
29Trip End Jul 23, 2011
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As for now, I am in Guatemala. I lived here for six months after college so it feels wonderful to be back. The colors, architecture and people are just as beautiful as I remembered. My plan was to stay in the colonial town of Antigua for a couple weeks and then move to a less developed city. However, just like last time, I love it here too much to leave so soon.
Shortly after arriving, my parents came to visit for a week. It was great to see them again and reconnect in person. Indeed, their own lives have certainly helped inspire my journey. I grew up listening to my momīs stories of exploring the world as a Pan Am flight attendant and dreamed of doing the same
My main goal now is to learn Spanish. In order to achieve this Iīm taking classes twice a day and living with a host family. Compared to other countries Iīve recently traveled, there is something incredibly liberating about being able to read the newspaper, speak the language (or at least try) and connect with a wider variety of people. Some days I really think I'm getting the hang of it and other days, I open my mouth and feel like a small child. I just keep telling myself "poco a poco" - like everything in life, it is a process.