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