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Travel Blogs from El Castillo
... away, even gopros get smashed to bits..." Away went the camera, and off I went, guiding myself around the first bend before it is a one way plummit to the bottom. Minimal instructrions of course and I found myself completely out of control, with my body lying all the way back, desperately trying to break the speed record. Silly girl. I wiped out a total of three times, before coming to grips with the ...
... br> The sun goes down here around 6:00 and it happens really fast because
we're closer to the equator than Oregon. Winston drove us on the Pan
American Highway for awhile, then we had to turn off toward Granada
and suddenly it got really dark. And people started to drive faster.
There was a flatbed truck that kept passing us that had about half a
load of stuff and a few guys sitting on the back and it was in a big
hurry to get home so it ...
... br> Nice.
think anyone (Jon Krakuaer for example) ever says “Oh my, I can't
believe we are already at the top of the mountain. Time sure flies!”? I doubt it. Because it's uphill. How can anyone enjoy walking up hill?
and walk and walk and walk (3 ½ hours!) and then Saul turns around
and says matter of factly (this is an approximate translation)
“You're too slow to reach the top today. We'll go to ...
... in the
back and a man running beside it videotaping. Today we saw a little
Toyota pickup booking down the road with a bunch of people standing
in the bed-not unusual, except there was a horse standing back there,
How did they get that horse back there? Lift it? (Given the emaciated state
of many of these horses, that's not too crazy a guess.) Perhaps
more disturbing, what if it decides to get out before they reach
... figure everyone is better at me than hiking so I assumed he'd stopped
to read the newspaper or something.
Finally, Jose came slowly slowly up the hill toward us, dragging a leg. He
had tweaked his knee and it hurt a lot. We gave him some Advil and a
little pep talk and he agreed that he had to walk the rest of the way
up the trail because there wasn't a burro to take him up so otherwise
he might die, and we started ...