Who ever thought I'd be a Mayan warrior? Well, I can now add that to my resumé. Guatemalan Pride Week was a couple of weeks back, commemorating Guatemalan Independence Day (check out ExpatMom's parade pics Set 1 / Set 2 from Antigua), and I was coerced asked nicely by my students to dress up for the "fashion" contest in which I had to dress up as someone/thing typical of Guatemala. The result, no doubt because of my rugged good looks, was Tecun Umán (map), a legendary Mayan warrior, and coincidentally, the name of the town in which I was surrounded by campesinos with sticks. Here's the result:
What did I win? Mostly satisfaction, but also a good deal of laughs, and hopefully goodwill. It's great acting like a crazy man every once in a while.