Monday, March 24, 2014

March 23: Last day for the Sahali team

Hi everyone!

Today was our last day here in Guatemala. We started off with our final breakfast at Fernando's Café. We will really miss the food.

After breakfast we had free time, and we all took to the streets of Antigua to frantically spend all our remaining quetzals. By the end of the day, most of us were the epitome of tacky tourists: braided bracelets, guat shorts, pants and tee-shirts, hair wraps, bags and more. The boys invested in a character picture, and we all agree the artist got Rob's hair spot on. Our last day was a hot one, and we soaked up all the sun we could before coming back home to the inevitable cold weather.

We went back to the hotel at 2:30 and prepared to make our carpet for the procession. A rectangle of pine
needles was laid on the cobblestone, and we adorned it with beautiful flowers and plant seeds, which is a tradition here in Guatemala.

The streets were then flooded with people in purple robes, and spectators lined the sidewalks as we watched the floats go by and smelt the very strong incense in the air.

We had our last meal at Fernando's, and were treated to some comfort food: salad, pasta and chocolate mousse for dessert.

Now it is time to pack, and get ready to be up at 4:00am to head to the airport. Cole found a new friend (a wolf spider he named William) and is amusing himself while the rest of us are watching him, unimpressed.

See you guys tomorrow at midnight!

Hasta Luego,

The Guat Crew
DWC Participants & Sahali High School Students
Guatemala: March 2014

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