Antigua Cont. - Just me rambling
Nov 19, 1999
Another lazy day. I was supposed to go shopping, instead I took a 3 hour siesta mid-day. I'm finally catching up on all the sleep I missed while on the Larium
The floppy woven hat
In the last week the hat has served as a sun shade to prevent sunburn, a mask to cover my eyes for sleeping on a bus, a towel to wipe away a bit of sweat and a gas mask to prevent breathing the volcano's sulphuric smoke. It weighs almost nothing, it folds down to nothing... It's starting to smell a bit funny, but it's a damn good hat!
I bought some fruit and a sandwich for the hike up the volcano. The hike ended in a small village. I had finished the sandwich and the bananas, but I still had the bag of miniature apples that I bought 1 quetzales (approx. 14 cents). I passed it out to the kids of the village who were begging for bread. Never before have I brought so much happiness for pennies.
Who is Baudelaire? Twice in one day I found references to Baudelaire. Seeing the name twice in one day and having _no_ idea who this person is me feel like there is a real hole in my education. One references was in some bad literature that I had picked up in a book exchange in Flores, the other in my guidebook where he is attributed with the quote "One should always be drunk?" A quick yahoo search tells me that he is a poet. Does anyone, more literate than I, want to send me a quick summary?
Who wants one? Buying gifts is such a pain. Is it just me, or are all of my friends particularly hard to buy gifts for. Jenn wants a rock, Shannon a bug. Anyone have requests?