We lit up one of our coolest products, the “rocket” stove, and did spontaneous demonstrations and mini-charlas in the streets to promote it. The rocket stove is perfect for cooking beans or nixtamal (the first step of making tortillas).
This weekend, as always, was jam-packed. Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early for a campaign in Pana – the first campaign I personally coordinated! It was not a particularly successful campaign sales-wise, but we were able to generate a lot of awareness about SolCom and about the existence of the SolCom Centro in Solola, which is always good.
My purchases from the weekend – handmade ceramic mugs from San Antonio and a straw hat from ChiChi
The rest of the afternoon was one of those perfect Guatemalan afternoons where things just work out as they should. After a delayed fourth of july celebratory barbecue lunch, Bo and I hopped on a pick-up around the lake, heading to San Antonio. I’d never been before but I’m now convinced that the tiny town boasts some of the most beautiful views of the lake I’ve seen yet. San Antonio is known for their handcrafted and handpainted ceramics, so I bought a pair of gorgeous blue mugs to start outfitting my still relatively bare apartment. After returning from San Antonio, we stopped off at the famous Crossroads coffee and then went to a belated fourth of july barbecue at a friend’s house.