Archive for September 19th, 2013

Riding the Streets

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

My bicycle was in the shop for more than two weeks and finally I got it out today.

To test its performance I went on a quick ride from Villa Nueva to Down Town Guatemala City, a healthy 10.5 miles and back.
A red sedan honks at me, passes me and makes a right turn two feet in front of me.
There is an obstacle on my way, I quickly look over my shoulder, there is a car behind me but it is far back enough for me to swirl a little bit to avoid the obstacle, but he honks at me!
I got to Sexta Avenida (Sixth Avenue) and several times people cross the street without looking and I almost bump into them.
But it was a lovely ride. Downtown looks nice, clean, Sexta Avenida is full of life and weather was perfect.
I’ll have to do it again soon.

Riding the Streets

 

Zaya

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Another jewel from my private stash.
This is Zaya, a very delicious Guatemalan rum.
Bad news: It is no longer made in Guatemala!
While I was working in the liquoer industry I had it a few times and I was able to save a bottle and then I get news it was no longer made here. I’m glad I still have a Guatemalan made Zaya.
Zaya