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The daily chicken bus ride from and to Vieja was very inconvenient. I couldn't stay out in Antigua because it is too dangerous to come home alone late in the evening. So I decided to leave! I felt really bad leaving Rosa because she's been so nice to me. I didn't know how to tell her but I had to give her advance notice out of courtesy. I told her all my friends are in Antigua and I wanted to be closer to them so I can hang out with them in the evenings. To my surprise she was very understanding. So I moved into my new house on Friday! Well Delia's house which is also where Kris and Joe live!

Delia is very kind and looks broken and sad. One day over dinner we were talking and she was telling us about other students in the past. Then she told us about her husband. Apparently the sadness on her face is due to her husband passing away just last year. Her sister also passed away a few months before him! She teared up as she was telling us how difficult the past two years have been for her. Initially she didn't want to be around people or students but then she decided to continue to hos students. She said it helped her not to fall into depression! Her daughter comes by every now and then to help her with chores around the house. I hope she finds her peace soon!

Delis'a house looks similar to Rosa's but only one level instead of two. The house has Christian decorations everywhere. People around here tend to be religious. My room is great and my bed is more comfy. It does get frigid cold in the early mornings which makes it hard to get up. Good thing school is only a 10 min walk now!

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Posted by nawaf 16:03 Archived in Guatemala Tagged lodging

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awww...give Delia a big hug from me. time will heal her pain. xoxo!

by tina wong

After our talk you made me want to catch up on the reading instead of waiting for Friday :) and I couldn't help to leave a note about the above. It's hard to forget the loved ones, only time and Delia needs that time to heal, but in the meantime she gets to meet wonderful new people like the students she hosts. She sounds like a beautiful person!

by Vanessa

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