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... so great. First we are at the back of the boat. A full boat that is weighed down more than usual, therefore the spray from the wake of the boat affects those at the back of the boat. Second, we are on the side facing the wind, meaning even more spray gets blown on us. Barely ten minutes into the journey we are soaked already!
We pass numerous little villages lining the shores and stop at a point where a hot springs enters the river. ...
... Back at the hotel at 4 we asked if it is possible to walk into town and were told it is possible but not that easy to find. Just the challenge we needed, so off we went 20 min later we were there and this was the real Guatemala!!! Busy, noisy, dusty, engine smoke, no tourists and no souvenir shops. Only locals and local shopkeepers, not a Chinaman in sight!
Could practice some Spanish for directions to the jetty, to catch a free shuttle back ...
... pasta, potato, plantain and tortillas.
3) Guatemala is a third world country yes, as other Latin American countries are. However, the general consensus among travellers we spoke to as well as the experiences we had ourselves is that Guatemala’s tourists are continually ripped off.
Hey, but don’t let that put you off, it's still a bloody gorgeous country!!!
So... Lake Izabel, Guatemala’s largest lake, connected to the Caribbean sea by ...
More Guatemala, July 2014
I ran away.....I can't quite say that my time in Guatemala went as planned and neither can I say that my time in Casa Guatemala was what I expected.
In the end I left Casa Guatemala quite some time earlier than I was supposed to. Problem number 1 was that living in the jungle where there is intense high humidity and living in a house that is so dark it is constantly damp really does nothing good for your health or ...
... The real reason I do it though is for the feeling you get when you are there in times of happiness and sadness, when you are the one there to help when they need it, when you are there when they want to show you something they have achieved alone, but most of all I do it for the feeling that you get when you know that they know that you are there for them all day and all night.
BUT.....sometimes I definitely do want to run away. ...