For all of the less than wonderful aspects of Guatemala City, it remains nonetheless remarkably situated from a geographical perspective. The surrounding volcanoes provide an exotic backdrop and frame beautiful sunsets. Haze had prevented my seeing them the past few days, but today the air cleared enough to appreciate the view.
The climate is also incredible -- every day in the mid-70s. Warm in the sun, cool in the shade and in the evening. Perfect temperatures for leaving the windows open all day long. Mark and Jennifer say that it's like that pretty much all year round, with only minor variations. It's too bad Washington, DC can't have that kind of climate.