Good Morning, How Can I Help You?

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Good Morning, How Can I Help You?

One of aspect that surprises many people who visit Guatemala for the first time is how polite and kind Guatemalans are, especially so in the rural areas and small villages. Often they will greet you with a good morning or afternoon. Guatemalans are always ready to offer you a smile for no particular reason.

The exception to this behaviour is, of course, when they are behind a steering wheel. Let’s just say Guatemalans suffer from the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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  • Jeannine

    …as if I would need a reason, but this is one of them why I so love to come to Guatemala, cause people are caring and friendly – something we unfortunately lost in Europe ( at least in the cities) a long time ago… Say good morning to a stranger in the street here and he will look at you like you’re a weirdo…. You step outside your door in Guatemala and everyone is smiling and that automatically makes you happy and smiling as well. Who needs a psychiatrist , right ? If you’re depressed, just go to Guatemala and within one day you’ll be as happy as the locals :o) !!

    • Thanks Jeannine for all your awesome commentary. Stay in touch next time you visit Guatemala.

      • Jeannine

        Jepp… we should get together for a coffee or something… I’m coming “back home” on October 23rd for 12 days… can’t wait !! I’m so in need of some friendly smiling people and the warm welcome of my friends in Antigua. And all my little friends are already waiting for Miss Santa Claus to arrive ;o) !!!
        You have access to my e-mail address in the login, right ? Just drop me a line and then we can arrange something.