Why do they call it rainy season?

Because it rains a lot. As it has done for the past week and is doing so at this very moment. But that’s not so bad. With fewer people visiting the lake, you get better service at bars and restaurants. And the rain this month has only gone on for an hour or two, so it is really a relief from the fair weather, which does get boring after a few months. Plus, Internet access is faster, because there are not as many people using it.

We hear that INGUAT, Guatemala’s tourist bureau, may change the name from rainy season to Brainy Season, the time when the smartest people show up here.

Hey! It just started raining again at 9:45 PM EST, the second downpour of the day.