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Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

I slept in and woke up to roosters crowing and other calls of birds I did not recognize. After a little breakfast at a cafe near the plaza, I spent the rest of morning wandering around the city. The sun was hot and it was clear so good views of the volcanoes to the south and west: Agua, Fuego and Pacaya. The market was going full force when I arrived. I was a little disappointed not to see a lot of food action like the way Asian markets seemed to be focused on, but nonetheless there was a lot to see.

After lunch, I decided to sit in the shade at the plaza, close to the waterfountain, just to take a breather from the hot sun. I was kind of accosted but a drunk man with a lazy eye. He made me sit and talk to him. I believe very little of what he said because of his whiskey breath and dubious comments on women, but he told me that he could speak English because he has lived in the States and fought in Iraq. He also went on to tell me how much he liked Asian women etc. and all the girlfriends he has had from Japan and Taiwan. We were in a very public place so I didn't feel threatened but he was pretty weird. So I said goodbye to buddy. Nothing like that ever happened again while I was with everyone else so I guess it's what happens to lone female travellers...

Everyone arrived late that night.

permalink written by  Joyee on October 27, 2006 from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
from the travel blog: Guatemala with the Joneses
tagged Antigua and Guatemala

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