Laguna Chichibal and the Royal Paris
Trip Start Dec 30, 2010
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We eventually made our way back down the road and caught a ride in the back of a pickup truck to the main road where we picked up a van (micro- bus). It would typically hold 15 people; but in Guatemala that blossomed to 25. Some of the school children were forced to semi-stand and hold on while others were literally hanging out the door and holding on to a piece of the door to keep from falling out. Worse even than a chicken bus!!!
For the evening, we went to the Royal Paris restaurant since it came highly recommended in our guide. It is run by a French couple and is upstairs above a fairly quiet street. We had the best meal since we left the U.S. and nice glasses of wine. I saw our waiter and the owner's son wink at each other and then leave....moments later two long strings of firecrackers erupted in the street below. The owner and his wife ran out to the balcony and began clappiing...it was his birthday and that was part of the celebration. And since it was Thursday night...a jazz quintet