So far on our trip we have pretty much always been able to connect to the internet. But I know that is not always going to be the case so I had to develop a new system in order to keep photos and updates coming.
The need to do this was made evident this morning with our arrival into Guatemala. For the first two nights we are staying at the Tikal Inn which is inside a national park and within walking distance of the Tikal Mayan ruins.
The hotel is great. Our room is large, surrounded by beautiful plants, and a nice cool swimming pool is right out our door. It is a little slice of paradise in the Guatemalan jungle. But such seclusion comes with a few sacrifices, one of the being we only have electricity and internet from 6PM to 10PM each night.
With situations like this in mind I have begun to preload the blog with posts scheduled far out ahead. Mostly photo posts with a paragraph or two of words. I can write these in batches off line and upload them when we are able to connect to the web.
I’ve also connected the blog to my email service so that it automagically sends you an email every Wednesday morning. This way you can receive the photos and blogs posts straight to your inbox and I don’t have to worry about finding the internet to send you an email update every week.
That is a long winded way of saying that the emails you get from me will look a little different.
Tomorrow morning we have to wake up early to do a sunrise tour of the Tikal site that starts at 4AM. I am not looking forward to hearing my alarm when it is still dark out but I can’t wait to experience the jungle waking up around this ancient place.
Most of all though I am looking forward to going deeper into Guatemala and meeting her people, sampling her food, and drinking her beer. I would really love to visit a coffee grower because some good coffee comes out of here but I don’t know if that is going to happen.
I always like hearing from you so don’t ever be afraid to hit reply and let me know what is going on in your part of the world.