Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Loves and Hates a Month In
A month into our travels we’d like to reflect a bit and simply record some things we’ve thoroughly enjoyed and some things we haven’t.
Loves a full email inbox, but she’s always perplexed what else her parents could have been doing when they haven’t sent her a note.
Loves going to bed by 9pm not by choice, but because we grow tired of trying to read with the 25W light bulb in our room.
Hates throwing up over balconies in the middle of the night amid pouring rain, because she’s contracted some stomach ailment from the food or water.
Hates cold showers. :(
Hates seeing the Guatemalan women cook and clean all day for their male counterparts.
Loves having gone a month without TV, though she misses her dear friend Stephen Colbert.
Hates going without coffee. He has less to look forward to when starting his day.
Loves the international news section of Guatemala’s Prensa Libre newspaper.
Loves pursuing opportunities and good deals at the next stop.
Hates the broken strap on his XXL REI duffel bag. Maybe he just needs to take a look to see if he can fix it first.
Hates when Minnesota beats Purdue.
Hates having to pay for water. It gives him an excuse not to work out.
Hates paying ten times as much as Guatemalans to visit tourist sites, but he can kind of understand why he does.
Loves the freedom of carrying the few possessions he has (not including everything that’s at the Rodakowskis or in Beech Grove).
Both of Us
Hate dogs barking and roosters crowing in the middle of the night. They create an awful chorus.
Love El Remate’s village kids.
Love meeting new people in random hostels. Now if we could only meet new people that didn’t speak perfect English with us.
Love learning about the Mayas through our trips to Tikal, Iximche and Ixlu.
Aman aprender espanol.
Love fantasizing about potential wedding extravaganzas everywhere we go.
Hate constantly, daily, always, siempre haggling over prices.
Hate washing dishes already used dishes in other peoples’ homes.
Hate missing the healthcare debate.
Hate the weight of our packs on our backs.
Love the idea of CouchSurfing. Hopefully we still love it in a week, as we´ve made plans to CouchSurf, for the first time, in El Salvador.
What would you love and/or hate?