Guatemala

Linnea Ashley on November 19th, 2005

i like cats. more than dogs. a lot more than dogs. cats are independent. some see this as moody, because a dangling piece of fish doesn´t sway their affections. but i see it as sincerity. if they don´t like you no amount of kibbles and bits or meow mix will change their mind. determined. yeah…i […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 14th, 2005

we had an american couple last week who took light packing to a whole other place. they wore the same clothes everyday. appartently they stank beyond stinking. more pronounced against the backdrops of guatemalens who bathe theree times a day in the cooler season…klike now…and 6 or 7 times a day in the real heat.i […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 12th, 2005

it is so strange to go from being the only black face…fuzzy hair and my tone of skin to being still the only fuzzy hair and my tone of skin but in the midst of folks that back home i would consider ¨black like me¨and for the most part would consider me the same. here, […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 10th, 2005

it is the rainy season here. lest the firt two weeks fooled me, the sky is mourning for some unknown thing…or maybe rejoicing in that soul wrenching way the human body takes liberties with on rare occasions. either way, the sky opened up this afternoon and poured out all she had onto the lake and […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 5th, 2005

more than i thought about although i don´t know why. when you visit ruins all there really is to do is walk and look and talk and walk some more. and that´s what i did today. tikal…the great mayan ruins. and they are impressive…this morning we set out at 5am, the sun still slumbering under […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 4th, 2005

it occurs to me that i don’t always know the difference.for instance. last weekend when i was in flores i didn’t stay in the hostel partly because i didn’t want to be around tourists. not that i am against tourists, i just don’t want to be associated with them exclusively. i always feel a little […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 3rd, 2005

by that i mean rearends. mine. it should be really beautiful after this little jaunt south. i say that because of the hill that is a 60 degree incline that tapers off into a gentle 45 degree slope closer to the top. yeah…my lazy end has to climb that to get to the internet or […]

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Linnea Ashley on November 1st, 2005

so it has been raining like a beast out here…considering everything is on a steep hill that adds a level of difficulty i hadn´t anticipated. of course until today that meant it was cool…today it was just humid, sticky and humid. mmmm, my favorite.class teh past two days has been me trying to talk like […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 30th, 2005

i wouldn´t recommend spraying deet into your left eye. i just wouldn´t. never mind the lable that says the same thing…i´m speaking from experience. my new hotel room was a little sketchier than i anticpated. i had bedbugs…at least i think they were bedbugs. they were definitely bugs. and while i´ve slept wih bedbugs before, […]

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Linnea Ashley on October 29th, 2005

oct. 27as with all things, there is a balancing factor. trading one benifit on behalf of another. in this case -going to bed early so that i am not tired en la mañana prevents me from sleeping through the night. instead,  at 2am i dance an elaborate dance unbolting the back door and walking through […]

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