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- August 20, 2008
I had the pleasure of living in Guatemala for 6 months in 1980 along with my husband. I lived in El Progresso and visited Coban, Livingston, Chichicastenango, Antigua, Guatemala City, Tikal and numerous other places. I also took a boat from Lake Izabal to the town of Livingston. THe sights were exciting and beautiful, but what I remember most was the kindness and selflessness of the many people I met when I was there. We had our scary times like the time a large truck pulled over in front of us and out jumped many guerillas disappearing into the jungle or when a tremor loosed a boulder which rolledtothe center of the highway or when we were searched for weapons by the Guatemalan army at a road block. The Kindness of the gentle peasants inviting me into their homes for a refreshment and offering me what little they had warmed my heart to the core. I would like to return some day and I'm not sure what I will find. I lived there before the time of all the tourist traps of today. I'm hoping that some of the country retained some of its original beauty.
-- (August 20, 2008)
on Rio Dulce