Tuesday, April 14, 2009
For those of you uninformed of the ways of the Latin American world, they celebrate the week before Easter as Semana Santa, or Holy Week. Schools are off, many businesses are closed, and generally the entire region takes a vacation. Our school, following the culture, gives us this week off. Basically, its a spring break that follows Easter around. This year, following a killer deal on plane tickets, Jesse and I headed the furthest south either of us have gone: to Panama. Now, Jesse can claim that he's been to all the continental countries in North America, and I can claim to have been to every continental country starting at the U.S. and heading south. (In case you couldn't follow that, I haven't been to Canada.) The following posts will be telling the different aspects of the trip.