Monday, April 7, 2008

Showerless in Guatemala

If you have a traditional Mayan family in Guatemala, don´t expect to shower when you´re sick. Or at night. Or very often at all.

I´m actually very okay with this. I never really liked to shower all that much, and I like it even less when the water is splashing all over the bathroom and the water is heated with an electric coil above my head. So now I shower about twice a week, and call it getting used to Guatemalan culture.

I have learned the strangest things in Guatemala. Like how drug dealers are now putting LSD in temporary tattoos, and flea powder can be used not just on your dog, but also on yourself. Also, bug spray helps keep the fleas at bay. Tiny things that the guidebook never tells you.

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