Martes 09 de MayoSense of Direction
My sense of direction is so messed up here. Antigua is just north of the equator at 14.34N 90.41W. I noticed it first at Iglesia de Santa Clara on Saturday. I was checking out the shadows for a high tech photo with my disposible camera when I noticed the angle of the shadow on a wall. I stood there for a minute in shock. It must have been 160 degrees!
For the first few days I was here, I thought that north was south I was so mixed up. I guess I just assumed that they make maps with south being up here. (???) Now I have my bearings and I know what time of day it is relative to the sun. I have never been this close to the equator before and I value very highly my sense of direction so I was stunned to realize how wrong I was.
Because we are in the mountains, it gets light outside a lot earlier than the sun actually comes up. This makes it kinda confusing when I'm trying to figure out what to wear in the morning- it appears as if it is cloudy, but really the sun is just behind the volcano.