While we ate and inhaled coffee we got to know each other and the week's schedule a bit. Following breakfast we rounded the block to the south to meet with the folks at Academia Antigüeña. Questions were asked and answered in both directions and we made a plan for the group of 9 who will be studying there this week to return at noon to be introduced to their host families.
We enjoyed a few minutes of people watching and I snapped this (full disclosure: staged) photo of the group's reaction to the large-breasted mermaid fountain.
Adrenalina Tours driver Fidel showed up right on time. We moved out of Antigua, onto the Pan American highway, and through Solola enroute to our 1st glimpse of Panajachel and Lake Atitlan.
Academia Antigüeña who lived with the family of Eva and Cesar Sactic - my favorite Antigua family and the one 4 of our group members will be living with this week. Next to them sat a young woman doing a psychology internship at Somos Hijos del Lago, the program for folks with disabilities where Sylvia and I volunteered in 2007. Small world!
At the dock we grabbed tuktuks to the Cooperativa Spanish School where we signed in and met with members of our host families who escorted us to our homes for the week.
My beautiful room for the next 2 weeks - newly painted!
Cooperativa but on the street is an added blessing.