Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moonrise over Xela

I don't know which one I like best so I'm just gonna put them both up

Ok, You Guys Asked for it!

Ok, you guys asked for it...

So... for the last few days I've had a low-grade fever and slight nausea. No diarrhea or anything else. It was starting to take the life out of me, so I described it to my teacher in case he recognized the symptoms. He didn't, but he told the dueña. She gave me some tea that she said would help. It seemed to, but the next day (today) I felt like crap and had yet another fever.

So, back at school I tell the dueña again and she gives me a little cup and tells me to poop in the cup and take it to the sanitarium for analysis. Ha ha, when was the last time you had to poop in a cup?

So I sashay on down to the local sanatorium with a cup full of poop. This is not in my vocabulary yet. To say that I was unsure of what exactly I was doing is an understatement. Well, the sanitarium girl took my cup of poop like it was an everyday occurance, and I guess it is for her, and charged me Q15 (what, $1.05?) for the analysis.

Well, I guess either the thing I had ran its course, or the tea worked, because the analysis came back negative and I felt better afterwards Another mini-adventure...

(no, I didn't take any other pictures, this will have to do, ok? )

Just Some Random Pics of People

Here are just some pics I've taken.

I whipped out my camera as this guy was just waking up.

It's a lot of motorcycle for either a 125 or a 250:

I'm not the only one taking pics...

La Policia - still riding 250's

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just a couple of pics

I took today. I remembered my camera

This is actually quite common - guys passed out on the sidewalk. It gets below freezing here at night and I wonder why these guys don't die of hypothermia

My X-Ray tech:

That's it! Nothing new, still going to school and going to the dentist.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Dentist

Today was Day 1 of my grueling month-long dental procedure. So far, so good. I am happy and confident with my dentist so far.

It's the white building on the right:

The reception area. I was here first thing this morning, so there is no crush of people.

I always ask to take a picture, and most of the time the folks say yes, but when the camera comes out, everyone scatters. Here they are, caught in the act of running away. I was too quick for them today

The one and only chair:

Ok, when was the last time you saw a dental patient in a ride report?

lol, yes, that's me. Xela is at about 8,000 feet and the temps range from 0 to 20C, but nothing has heat. That bigass wool chumpa is permantly attached to me.

Main Road from Xela to Guatemala City

This is just a sample of the road system that will take you through Guatemala. It's most excellent, but you still have to remain ever vigilant.
The altitude on this sample ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 feet.

You asked for it, so I hope you enjoy!

GuatemalanRoadsSample from Arno Jones on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Riding Down the Hill to San Pedro Video

Here's a sample of the road to San Pedro.

SanPedroRoads from Arno Jones on Vimeo.

Wiring in San Pedro

What do you do when you need to run a wire or a cable into your establishment?

Why, just make a hole where you need it!

Some random pics of the crossroad that's called San Pedro.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Laid Back Weekend in San Pedro

Crashmaster and I boogied over to San Pedro today. San Pedro is on the other side of Lago Atitlán from Panajachel. It is way more laid back than Panajachel. There are a lot of hippies here and the things that go with them Very mellow.

The view going down the mountain side to San Pedro:

Entering town:

Of course, riding a bike down a treacherous, twisty road is a lot of work and can tire you out easily

Dental Recuperation

Originally Posted by Blakebird

Spend every afternoon recuperating from your day in the dental chair with cocktails overlooking Lake Atitlan and post pictures.

You mean like this?