Monday, October 26, 2020
Welcome to Guatemala
What an amazing trip already! As soon as we stepped off the plane, the airport was gorgeous, and provoking my imagination about the things we were about to see and experience. Famous photos, art and other paraphenalia in the airport definitely helped with creating my initial impression of Guatemala. The humidity is also comforting, not as much as some of the other places i have been, but still very tangible, like a wetnap to the face. As soon as we got off the plane, we were greeted by the owner of the hostel at which we were staying, Elisabeth, who is a very nice lady. Also, an army colonel friend of Giovanni's greeted us, adding to the welcoming feeling Guatemala emanates. Our trip to the hostel was startlingly short, and we were welcomed to an extremely authentic colonial style home, where we stayed in one of the rooms. The faded paintings, victorian age furniture, and memento's from past travellers all spoke to the atmosphere of the hostel, which was more of a classical approach.
The next day, as we went about our morning we met Miss Guatemala, a Miss Universe contender! After taking our pictures with her, and talking with her about her life, we started on the road through Guatemala city.