It's easy to stroll by a random door, building or alleyway in our town and quickly disregard it based on appearances. By US standards many might appear dumpy, dirty or sketch but in Guatemala you need to change those perceptions.
If you stick to the main highways and avoid traveling at night you make out just fine while driving in Central America. This learned experience was reinforced one weekend when we were going to the beach.
Indigenous Guatemalans, commonly called Mayans, often live in poverty. An incredible byproduct of the poverty is resourcefulness and ingenuity.
The conclusion of our Panama vacation. Even though we considered Venao Cove 'nearly paradise' there were two things missing from high on the nice-to-have list...air conditioning and fast wifi.
After five days in Panama City it was time to pay up on my promise to give Mick a beach for Christmas. We were off to Venao Cove.