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26.06.2010 - 26.06.2010
Well, it's only taken me about 10 days, but I finally thought of a name for my travel blog: "Poco a Poco." It means little by little en español and I think it pretty accurately sums up what my trip has been like so far and how it will likely continue.
The inspiration came to me while I was climbing Volcan Santa Maria a 12,375 foot volcano. Dozens of local men and women in casual shoes and sandals kept passing me, encouragingly patting my arm and saying "poco a poco". After a while, my travel companions and I kept reminding each other "poco a poco" and it became the mantra of our climb. Unfortunately, after only a week in Quetzaltenango (elevation 7,733 feet), I was ill prepared for the rigorous climb to the summit and had to throw in the towel at about the 10,000 foot mark, but the trip did serve to provide the inspiration (finally) for the electronic record of my adventures over the next 10 weeks.
In related news, I have finally found a device that will allow me to upload my photos without having to download my camera's software onto some random computer. It may take a little while for me to get caught up on the blog, but rest assured that (more) photos are forthcoming.
View of the summit of Volcan Santa Maria from a rest area about halfway up.