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What the hell was I thinking?

What the hell was I thinking?

Ok..fine, the last day of incense, Romans, countrymen and purple dudes…there was even a purple Barney figure at the fountain in Central Park but I couldn’t figure out if there were any religious connection…’bless you Barney, go forth and grin no more?’

It appears, from the wastes on the streets and the corners of buildings, that Antigua is short on public rest stations, aka Porta-Potties…no shit, you may say..well, out of my door, there’s plenty to go around….the horse-drawn carriages have to retrofit their caballos…you know, those white plastic butt-bags? If that’s so important to the civic pride of this fair burg, then perhaps something for the errant caballeros whose leavings are left in the dark corners of the calles? ‘a tasty logo, a catchy slogan and a designer-quality plastic bag? There’s a PR campaign just waiting to happen: “I Left My …… In Antigua”..perhaps Ricky Martin…”Living La Vida Ca-Ca”?

The Unknown Restauranteur, heading back for the Big Apple in a few weeks(ain’t love grand?)is thinking seriously of closing his business next year during Semana Santa. Per the UR, the parking/people/’can I use your bathroom’ requests don’t make staying open particularly attractive. Yes, he’s at Ground Zero for the processions and the business is good but the headaches aren’t worth it….cold Fusion ought to glad to hear this, since even they have been seeing customers(a rare sight).

The Hunchbacks of Antigua

The Hunchbacks of Antigua

Does this qualify as child abuse? Can you say ‘double hernia?’ ‘Jesus Christ! this sucker is heavy.’ They should have known that Jesus is a heavy dude…and lastly…

All Hail the New Moto Law!

Right…another law on the books to protect people from themselves, improve the quality of life and make Guatemala the envy of the civilized world…No More Than One Person on a scooter/motorcyle! right, as if…let’s see…we’ve got the ‘no cell phone while driving rule’, and a few other asinine uninforceable rules and regulations…visualize this: the usual three people on the Piaggio, one smoking and the other on the ‘phone…forget about helmets: ‘up against the wall, hands in the air’…oh, and its a 1000 q fine. Next month there’ll probably be a restriction on how many people can ride in a pickup truck(I saw 12 this morning…four in the cab, eight in back) Where are the police?  (‘knocking back latte’s from the Condesa) 

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