7 febrero

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A page in Spanish

Nada tiempo.   Esta pagina ese n Espanol, y por un razon Bueno.  Me equivoque, y no escribe aqui cuando debi.  Ahora, para pagar por que he hecho, una pagina en Espanol.  Es facil, no?  No, no es facil, es muy dificil.  Perdon, pero he ya olvidado la mayoria de que apprendido.  Y tambien es mi problema especial, que pienso en Ingles, y despues traduzco.  Sin embargo, empezemos!  La fecha hoy es el siete de febrero, y estoy en un pueblo que se llama San Pedro, muy cerca del lago de Atitlan.  Val he acabado de regresar, despues de un dia de trabajar.  Ella aprende como hacer las cosas tipicas.  Y yo?  He pasado me dia en escribiendo una carta a un amigo, en leyendo un poco, y andando alrededor del pueblo.  El pueblo no es mucho interesante, aunque es tipico de Guatemala – calles estrechas y de tierra, muchas Colinas, muchas tiendas pequenas, que venden todo. 

Este noche iremos a un restaurant Nuevo, de que un amigo diche es muy Bueno.  Los otros no son tantos Buenos!  Val quiere quedarse una semana, pero creo que el pueblo no es  bastante interasante.  Sin embargo, haremos que ella dice, por que quiero que ella hace que yo digo, de veces.  Al fin de la semana, creo que iremos a San Jose, el Segundo Puerto de Guatemala, donde, si es possible, de encontrar un barco a Peru.  Si no hay, tomaremos un camioneta a Costa Rica, o Panama, y le pediremos otra vez.

Pienso que tenemos sols tres meses mas para nuestro vacaciones, y despues debremos regresar a Inglaterra, a nuestros amigos, a nuestras madres, a… quien sabe?  Es possible que no haria trabajo por nosotros, y, si no hay trabajo, no hay dinero.  Pero a este momento tenemos otras problemas.  La vida, el univers, todo… como se dice.  Y ahora tengo una problema menos – como escribir una pagina en Espanol.  No me gustaria por Pedro de verlo.

No time.  This page is in Spanish, and for a good reason.  I have delayed, and not written anything here  for ages.  Now, to pay for what I have done, a page in Spanish.  It’s easy, no?  No, it’s not easy, it’s very difficult.  Forgive me, but I have forgotten most of what I learned.  And now it is my particular problem, that I think in English, and then translate.  However, let’s go!  The date today is the 7th of February, and I am in a village called San Pedro,  very close to Lake Atitlan.  Val has just returned, after a day at work.  She is learning how to make typical local things.  And me?  I have spent the day writing a letter to a friend, reading a little, and walking around the village.  The village is not very interesting, however it is typical of Guatemala – narrow dirt streets, many hills, many small shops which sell everything.

Tonight, we are going to a new restaurant, that a friend has told us is very good.  The others here are not so good!  Val wants to stay here a week, but I think that the village is not interesting enough.  However, we will do what she says, because I want her to do what I say at times.  At the end of the week, I think we will go to San Jose, Guatemala’s second port, where, if possible, we will find a boat to Peru.  If there isn’t one, we will take a minibus to Costa Rica, or Panama, and walk.

I think that we have three more months for our holidays, and then we need to go back to England, to our friends, to our mothers, to… who knows?  It is possible there will be no work for us, and if there is no work, there’s no money.  But right now, we have other problems.  Life, the universe, everything… as they say.  And now I have a smaller problem – how to write a page in Spanish.  I wouldn’t want Pedro to see it.


So, clearly I had time on my hands, and so took on the task of bringing my diary up to date, starting with this self-appointed task of writing in Spanish. And I know exactly how far I was behind, for this page appeared in the diary on Jan 28th. But at least this page does what so many miss, which is to talk about our future plans.

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