Made it to Panajachel on Friday

Trip Start Jan 04, 2007
Trip End Jan 16, 2007

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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Hola!  Made it Pana yesterday afternoon after a busy morning in Antigua.  Guess you can see I have figured out the photo thing.  Found a place to make a disk from my camera card and was able to upload to my blog.  I won't even mention how long it took to figure out all the things you had to disable on the computer to make it happen......but I did and now I'll inundate you!
Shuttle finally arrived to pick me up around 1PM at the hotel in Antigua.  I was the next to last stop so it was packed.  14 women & 1 guy.  Another woman my age and the rest were college students headed to San Pedro....hippietango.  The one if front of me talked about her hair the entire 2 hour ride.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE MY IPOD?????  I listened to 2 episodes of This American Life that I had missed.  The ride was gorgeous.  I was so glad I was in the middle and couldn't see out the windshield.......hairpin turns, switchbacks.. ..SCARY!!  You can still see lots of destruction from the terrible mudslides .  I think that was in late 2005, the same year I was here before.  We took a shortcut so it only took 2 hrs to get here.  The shuttle took me right to the hotel that Posada la Merced booked for me.  It is Hotel Posada K'amol B'ey and it is very nice and clean.  The rate is $18 per night.  I could hear turkeys gobbling but never saw them.  PHOTO_ID_L=p1050826.jpg]
There was some kind of soccor or futbol place close by, I could hear the games going on.  My hotel is close to the lake so it's a good walk to the part of town where all the action is....but I'm on vacation so I take tuktuks.PHOTO_ID_R=p1050823.jpg] costs cinco quetzals (less that a dollar) Hell yeah!  This is really where the rubber meets the road spanish wise though.. ...Not a lot of english spoken.  I'm going to try to get some photos up and then I'll write more later. After all this's time for a cervasa.but this was breakfast!
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