A typical day at the dinner table.
Trip Start Oct 06, 2004
324Trip End Ongoing
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"¿De donde eres?" (Where are you from?)
Where I quickly replied..
"Muy bien, gracias!"
During the last week I have spent studying Spanish, I have lodged with a friendly, non-English speaking, local old lady. I haven't figured out if she is a widow or if she is just divorced (if such a thing exists here, among that generation) from her husband
"Esteve, don't you want to sit in the shadow?", the old lady says.
"No, sol, gracias!", the young Esteve says.
"Ahh, nam, nam, arroz con pollo!", (yum, yum, chicken with rice, that is) the young Esteve says.
"How was school?", the old lady says.
"Muy bien, gracias! ¿Que hora desayuno?", (what time is breakfast?) the young Esteve says.
"Something, something", the old lady says.
"Por que Esteve, are you late for breakfast?", the old lady says.
"Por que, ehh...., Corn Flakes, nam, nam", the young Esteve says.
That's it really. Tomorrow I am going back to Antigua for a day or two. After that I'll head further north to Coban, and from there I'll find my way to the awesomely named Semuc Champey. I got no clue what it means, but it must be good.