Published: March 2nd 2012March 2nd 2012
Happy Holi to all my east Indian friends around the world.
I don’t teach next week because of this holiday called “Holi” in India. Good question. Yes, the word “holiday” in English likely is derived from this Indian tradition. I am sad to inform you that you haven’t lived your life until you have experienced Holi with a child’s heart, in India. I am not kidding. Make sure to put it on your bucket list. Here are links to my first two holi-days: Holi 1 Holi 2
I am now in northern Guatemala. It is much warmer here than it was in Antigua.
I came to northern Guatemala because I wanted to see the seat of civilization for the Mayan people and I needed a jumping off point, so I decided to stay on an island called Flores. The island of Flores is in the middle of a lake also called Flores, about an hour south of Tikal. I’ll tell you about Tikal in my next post. It is a Ghost town in the jungle about an hour north of here that was deserted by the Mayans in 700 AD. Tikal is in
such a remote area of the jungle, that it rested quietly unmolested for 1100 years until it was rediscovered in 1854.
Enjoy Flores for now … beautiful people, beautiful place, beautiful life. Try not to love Flores when you see the pictures. I dare you.
There are more photos below