We arrived in Guatemala City about an hour later than expected and by the time we said our hellos, got our luggage together, drove to the hotel, showered (a matter of international diplomacy) and got some lunch, we had just an hour left for birding before dark. Still, we made the most of it.
Marco and Julissa pore over a field guide, though Marco hardly needs to use one.
Tomorrow we go up a local mountain called Cerro Alux. I can't wait for a full day of birding. Today was a full day in airports and airplanes (including a movie starring Antonio Banderas and Katherine Zeta Jones, which I watched in Spanish).
Oh and I found this out. When an airline leaves your luggage out on the tarmac in the rain for an hour, EVERYTHING you packed gets wet, except your swimsuit.
Happy to be here in The Soul of the Earth.