Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life in Guatemala A to Z: Unlike any other

My husband and I have been married 45 years, lived in many locations in the United States, from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast, had a large family and worked in a variety of professions. But this experience of moving lock, stock and barrel to Panajachel, Guatemala, is unlike any other.

You've probably gotten that idea by now if you've been following my A to Z posts.

Our problems may be different than what we had in the States, but there are still obstacles to overcome and challenges to face. And there's a learning curve, which isn't always easy when you're our age and used to knowing everything haha.

But that's all part of the adventure! I have enjoyed sharing it with you this month. Thank you for going along on our Guatemalan journey with me. It has been a journey unlike any other I've taken so far in my life.


22 comments:

  1. Most of us never get a chance to have an adventure like yours and it has been fun to see your beautiful pictures and hear about the culture of Guatemala.

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  2. I don't think I would be brave enough to up sticks and move lock, stock and barrel to another country! I am enjoying your posts and pictures.

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  3. Grand adventures aren't for the faint of heart, but they do keep you young at heart. I've enjoyed sharing yours here. :)

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  4. You certainly set out on a new adventure. I've enjoyed your insights on Guatemala.

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  5. In spite of sand fleas and spiders, it sounds like quite a fun adventure! Thank you for sharing them a-to-z!
    Donna Smith
    The A-to-Z Challenge
    Mainely Write

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  6. The way to stay vital is to think of changes as adventures. I've learned a lot from you.

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  7. Hi there! This is my first stop on your blog. I can't believe we've made it all the way to U and there are still sooooooooooo many blogs I haven't visited yet.

    Anyway, I would love to live in another country again, especially one where I could become bilingual.

    I'm really curious how you chose Guatemala. Had you visited there a bunch before? I will have to dig into the rest of your A to Z posts.

    Once again, nice to meet you! :D

    ~Tui Snider~ Dropping by from the A to Z challenge! :D
    @TuiSnider on Twitter
    My blog: Tui Snider's Offbeat & Overlooked Travel
    I am also part of the #StoryDam team, a friendly writing community!

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  8. Have enjoyed the journey Karen. Wishing you the best that life and Guatemala has to offer.

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  9. I didn't realize you are older than me and moving there! Wow! I get how hard it must be to do this and I get how amazing you are too to actually do it!!

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  10. What a wonderful adventure for you, Karen
    Many, many happy days, week and years to you and hubby.

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  11. And that view on you header is fantastic

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  12. I think you're incredibly brave upping sticks and heading to such a different environ!
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles - A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX - A to Z Drabblerotic

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  13. New header today? I love learning new things but it would be stressful to go some place completely unknown.

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  14. I've loved seeing your pictures from Guatemala.

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  15. Lovely part of the world. Hope you will enjoy all the new experiences.

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  16. What an amazing adventure you guys are on! It's been really fun to read about it.

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  17. I, too, think you are quite brave. I'd try out a stay for a month or two during the winter, but packing up and moving? Probably not. I'm enjoying reading about your life change.

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  18. I'd love to find out what spurred your move. I find people who have adventures like this so interesting. I've enjoyed living vicariously through you during A to Z.

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  19. I was just teaching some students about Central America yesterday and Guatemala is the first country they named. I'll bet it's beautiful there.

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  20. There is nothing so likely to strip years off one as a late breaking adventure!

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  21. How special that you can share this with your loved one and be open to new adventures and experiences-live life to the fullest

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  22. Hi Karen - love the new photo .. and you look so well here! Fantastic - obviously totally settling in .. and those tuk tuks are great to call on ... Happy 45 years too .. with many more ahead ... cheers Hilary

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