Being a Tourist in Your Own Town

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Last week a friend from Texas came down for a few days to visit, before heading up to volunteer at an orphanage in another part of Guatemala. I love having visitors.  For one it reminds to enjoy and appreciate where I live. It’s so easy to just do life– go by the bank, stop at the market, get a haircut, etc and not notice what’s around me. I rarely ever bring my camera when just walking around town. Things like colored walls, tuk-tuks and cobblestone streets all seem normal. But having a friend here allowed me to see things with a fresh perspective- the beauty, the fresh food, the delicious coffee, the slower pace of life.

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These are some pictures from my town. Antigua, Guatemala.

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All taken by the lovely, Julia.

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Walking still feels pretty good for me and the bump. And since we didn’t have a car for the week, we spent a lot of time waiting, walking and…waiting, some more : ) But I guess that’s what you do when you’re a tourist in your own town.

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Don’t these pictures make you want to come visit?

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Thanks Julia for coming to visit, being super patient and taking lovely photos!

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P.S. While waiting for our taxi one afternoon….

the bump

I may have made her pose like this…she’s practicing : )

just to be funny...

Have you ever gotten to take a few days to be a tourist in your own town?

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