Saturday, November 17, 2007

School, Shots, and Martinis

I have registered with a language school:

The Language Travel Company in Antigua.

Check out the website for details and contact information:

Had a great conversation with a school rep who inquired about my Spanish level. I confessed that I can order lunch and a beer, ask where the bathrooms are, say "nice dog," and cuss a little. This vocabulary is revealing don't you think?

I am taking typhoid inoculation pills and have an aching arm from a tetanus shot. Good fun! Two weeks to go!

For my SocCal friends, Deb is throwing me a bonvoyage party on November 30th at her house. Be there at 7:30pm for martinis and good times!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Please take me with you!!!

Oh please take me with you....please. I will be good! I promise!


Getting ready to head south. For those of you who have an interest, my basic itinerary is the following:
  • Oakland to Long Beach - November 30, 2007
  • LAX to Guatemala City - December 2, 2007 (12:45am....ouch!)
  • Travel throughout Central America to be determined
  • Guatemala City to LAX - January 4, 2008
  • Long Beach to Oakland - January 6, 2008
Then off to the foothills on Monday to facilitate meetings! I will provide contact information soon. You can always email me.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Antigua, Guatemala...that is where I am headed to study Spanish and learn something about something. I leave LA early on December 1, 2007 and I return on January 4, 2008. I will study during the week and travel as much as possible on the weekends. I intend to go back to the jungle...Tikal this past January was intense and amazing and filled with amazing birds and screaming monkey's and mosquitos. After catching some tenacious bug in La Paz Mexico this past August, I am going to get shots for the various diseases Central America offers. Also, back on the malaria meds for a couple months....the amount of mosquito's in the jungle was incomprehensible...they seemed quite partial to my particular flavor of blood. So pink pills and shots it will be.


Hello to those who might find themselves reading this....friends, family and stumble-uponers. I have set up this blog as a place to post musings, pictures, ramblings, learnings acquired and experienced on my trip to Central America late this year and into what will hopefully be a thrilling 2008.