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- July 25, 2004
I was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer based in Coban from Jan 1970-Apr 1973. Although I've since traveled to every continent except Anarctica, and can go anywhere at any time I want, my 27 months in Coban were perhaps the most memorable years of my life. I loved it! Even when I left in 73, there was not one meter of paved street in the town. In 1971 the last 100 Kl of road from the Atlantic coast hwy was still all mud. I covered most of the country by motorcycle (and made 2 roundtrips from Atlanta, GA-Coban by Yamaha 350), but my 3000 sq. ft. house in metro Atlanta now doesn't give me the contented pleasure of my rented 950 sq. ft. house in Coban. I did most of my shopping @El Gallo, which is still there, founded by a German immigrant named Daetz. Had a great friendship with a fascinating girl my age from the coffee plantation family
"Dieseldorff", which still gives coffee tours in Coban. Some memory of Coban runs thru my mind almost every day--great place!
-- (July 25, 2004)