Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Relaxing at "Don David's"

Hibiscus in the garden of "Casa de Don David"

Turned off the 5:00 a.m. alarm and slept until 8:00, making up for the previous night’s deficit. New plan: visit Tikal tomorrow morning. Work on notes and preparations today.

At breakfast, I met retired Dr. Jim White and his staff from Baton Rouge, LA. They are working with the Red Cross. He volunteers at a clinic in Coban several times a year. I asked him about the anti-malarial medication I’m taking. He said you should only need to take it about once a week to prevent illness, not twice a day.

Reports are that the main highway to Coban is closed due to a bus drivers’ strike and conflict. They will have to take the long way around.

Trying to do some research on Guatemala now that I’m here. The trip planning didn’t allow much time for actually determining what to see and do. David provided some useful suggestions.

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