I try to not remember Guatemala because although I was looking forward to being there, staying with a family and studying Spanish, seeing all the great sites, enjoying the food, meeting the people, going to the markets, things don’t always happen the way you plan. It could have been on my first night in Guatemala when I stayed at a lovely Inn in Antigua, and placed my toothbrush under the faucet, forgetting about the warning of “Don’t use the water to . . . ”
When I was in Panama, I met someone who entertained me with his traveling stories (all kinds of stories), and he described, all too vividly, his experiences with montezuma’s revenge. And those experiences he described became mine a few months later.
So, let me say this one more time, because this I know from experience, some people just don’t listen to those warnings of, “Don’t use the water to . . . ”