Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We´re still in Xela

We are still enjoying life in Xela. Normally, this is the daily schedule:

7-7:15 am: We get up and get ready.
7:30 am: Breakfast--fruit, coffee, and sometimes bread.
8:00 am to 1:00 pm: Mark walks Michelle to her Spanish school Eureka and then heads to the library or other fine place to study until lunch.
1:30ish pm: Lunch. We also use this time to catch up with each other.
2:00 to 6:00 pm: Mark heads to private tutoring while Michelle studies.
6:00 to 7:00 pm: Errands.
7:00 pm: Dinner and catch up.
8:00 to 11:00 pm: Study some more.

This pretty much sums up the daily grind for the past six weeks or so. Between school and studying we spend
at least ten hours per day learning the Spanish language. Most interesting of all is that we are both still enjoying the process immensely.

The above schedule is about to change because Cristóbal (Chris´ Spanish name) will be landing in Guatemala City in less than one week. We plan to spend another week here in Xela before taking off to places unknown. . .

Mark was SO close to flying Cristóbal into Honduras when we decided to fly him into Guatemala at the last moment. What a close call! The borders are closed and who knows when they will reopen.

Well, that´s it for now. I realize that I (Michelle) am going to be known as the person with the most BORING posts, but hey. . . how can one dress up school and studying into a post filled with excitement and adventure? ¿No sé? For us, this process of self improvement and discovery is an exciting adventure in itself.

We´ll add some photos to this post later this week.

Mark & Michelle


  1. Michelle, I love reading your blog. I was a little worried as there was no post for a month! Now I can worry about other things! Take care!

  2. ¡Qué bueno! Espero que todo anden bien para uds. Estoy un poco celoso porque uds. han tenido este oportunidad estar en centro américa por tanto tiempo; sin embargo, tuve la misma experiencia en Argentina y fue increible. Será fabuloso que puedo hablar con mi familia ahora y aun más entenderán lo que estoy diciendo y tendremos una conversación sofisticada. Les quiero muchísimo y me hace feliz que todavia están vivos y que los estudios va bien.

  3. Not boring one bit. I love hearing about what you're doing. I love your pictures too! It makes me jealous...and want to travel!
    I love you!!!

  4. Love your blog and the updates- You are one person that I don't think could EVER be boring. Love you guys!

  5. Michelle, your blog is FAR from boring! Thank you so much for sharing, makes me long to take my guys to Guatemala for language school!