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last night, Halloween, would not have been a good night to be cruising on anything hallucenogic….er, anything causing hallucinations…..seeing things that weren’t there because there were a ton of folks made up as zombies (and worse)…full marks to that usually dead place on 5th ave sur for their entrance…the cave effect was cool..Reilly’s La Esquina seems to have ruled altho since i didn’t go to Cashbar’s Foam Party i can’t compare…’Foam parties’ always make me think of contraceptive foam, ya know? Was Marbel at La Esquina Reilly’s just wearing a black bra? overflow! defying gravity (in a very nice way)

marbel

anyone catch the spectacular clouds/lightning strikes over Fuego and Acatenango last night, bout six or so? made me wish i had my camera/tripod…i love this place…a small earthquake about 5pm today and we have active volcanoes, bus strikes and loads of coke coming in from all sides…

Finally, after a very long day, I’m back to feeling somewhat normal (right)…it was a long night, since i ducked out on the freak show in town….I’d called in for an ‘extraction’ at Red’s for 7pm…traffic sucked but HBT gave his wife a great excuse to be gone..’Halloween Party’….except he didn’t say where….#2 in Joco….’Missing in Action’ Jackson faded…the ‘party’ there? crazed but entertaining…the dancers weren’t great but Miss Honduras was…I think that some of my drinks were ‘jungle juice’ and not necessarily Fleischmans vodka…

Mario B of Johnny’s Place in  Monterrico in town, with son…and proud of him…Yann, up in Montreal thinking of opening another restaurant? is he crazy or what? and yes, there’s an influx of white folks..aka tourists. Some with the matching t-shirts of the Christian persuasion, some with the fat white legs of the more elderly cruisers…who cares? o that’s right! the merchants!

the sign is off of what was Riki’s on 4th ave…imperio jade maya…moving or just opening another shop?…yeah, another jade shop, like we need more spanish schools, travel agencies and so on….Carmen Maria, the ex-mayor’s delicious daughter and running the Hotel D’Leyenda, got a great write up in El Diario this week…the hotel, ninny, not her…

so,this morning, I’m lurching down 5th Ave, by Nim P’ot and there’s Canadian Mike and Canadian Michael (relating last night’s episode)…’hi, meet Michael…er, Mike…’ gotta change my name…maybe ‘lunkhead’ words…your call..Franks’ on his way to the kite fest at Sumpango…’do I want to go?’…I was lucky to find 5th avenue, folks…what was in that stuff last night? The Day of the Dead is/was very appropriate. 

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Halloween,  All Souls Day and the Day of the Dead, if not the morning of the semi-dead have come and gone…

I love Halloween...ask me for candy

Trick or treat…

So, fine…the beat goes on: Caffe Bourbon will do well…she of the infectious grin and I ate there and loved the fish and chips…Sarah and Hector go waaaay back…The Cuban joint, Veradero? alas, a black hole…the ‘soviet blonde’ hangs by the doorway, hoping for business, the shiny BMW sits in the street and I don’t think this is going to fly…no big call for mojitos/fish or cubanos in these parts..

sink your teeth into this

Manana, another run into the City for immigration papers…thence back to Antigua for stamps/seals/forms and maybe, just maybe, another run to the City in a week or so for the final/final…which can wait til I’m back from El Salvador…’taking doors seals for a weird model Mitsubishi for John in San Salvador to take to Boris in Havana…alas, poor Cuba…rum but no car parts..’missed Dotties birthday party earlier…85/86 or so…I overslept..beat me/kick me…

one last Sumpango image…the kites were superb, the crowds thick, the women tasty…

mamacita!

Thanks to Ed and Carmen, I’ve found the secret wholesale liquor distributor…what a find/selection! and, no, I’m not disclosing the location: as Dick Cheney was fond of saying, ‘go f….k yourself’.

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halloween, guatemalan-style, is slowly creeping its way here…yes, the Posado Don Carlos has their decorations up and as of yesterday, the Casbah on 5t here in Antigua had posters up…

what? no guns or drugs?

what? no guns or drugs?

somehow, it won’t feel the same without guns or drugs on Halloween…to hell with the gorras, whatever those are and if I can’t wear my sombrero, I ain’t goin’ anyway…

the latest TACA uniform has me thinking of flying them soon…maybe on the return leg from El Salvador…

definitely first class

definitely first class

and last and perhaps least…you know that I’ve been swilling California wine for decades/eras/eons…the move to Guatemala last year has had its moments and getting used to the lack of my favorite Sonoma/Napa vintages has been trying…yes, I’ve found a few bottles here and there, but they’re usually ‘corked’  or somehow affected by the move/shipping. The transition to Argentinian and Chilean brands has been one of constant trial and error, sipping and spitting, daring and swearing, like the Mondavi Cab I paid $50 for and threw out…however, those days are behind me…

The last two bottles in town, at least until Thursday

The last two bottles in town, at least until Thursday

 Ho Ho Honduras…Mel, you cowboy…hanging out in the Brazilian embassy and issuing ultimatums..as if anyone outside your circle of bums is listening…last week, he said things were to be settled by Monday(and this is Sunday)….stamp your cowboy boots, tweak the Joe Stalin mustache and go back to Nicaragua….or Venezuela and supervise the loading and transport of the marching powder flights into Honduras..get something done: you’re losing market share and credibility…dude.

 

 

 

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