Guatemala: Returning

I forgot a lot about Guatemala. It’s easy to recall the men armed with shotguns guarding gas stations and other high income buildings. It’s easy to remember the beauty of a city built around mountains and in tiers, with the horror of seeing entire swaths of mountain side covered in trash.

The buildings look like you could kick them over.

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I remembered chicken beer.

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And the immense beauty in the city of seeing a new city built over the old.

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What I forgot was driving similar to GTA. Rock slides which likely kill people when you take into consideration the damage done.

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The streets flood until even stairs turn into concrete waterfalls, cascading down to deep trenches beside the roads.

Even though I already glisten from heat and humidity, even though it’s such an alien world to me, I love it here and wouldn’t want to do God’s work anywhere else.

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Though gas prices are horrible. Just kidding. 8Q is about $1.

2 Comments on “Guatemala: Returning

  1. Glad you made it there safely! Thanks for the update – great pictures, even through the rain.
    Enjoy your stay, and keep in contact when you can, my dear. 🙂

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