Saturday, October 3, 2009


Arrive in Guatemala after a completely full, yet remarkably good Continental Airlines flight.

The airport in Guatemala City is beautiful, new and almost completed. Everyone was very, very nice.

I was immediatley struck by the juxtaposition of the traditional and the new. And how the acncient culture is everywhere in daily life.

Even in the faces.

Here is Chris who met me at the airport. He told me his life story on the hour ride to Antigua. As a student, he fled the rampant violence and walked through Mexico to the US, where he was granted asylum. With no money!