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Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz La Laguna
... of us from
the hostel but luckily we were able to compromise and paddled left and right,
close to the shore instead. I was wearing my sexy red life jacket (while Hinesh
opted to not wear one….) just in case a wave from a passing lanche (ferry)
knocked us over. We would paddle for 10 – 15 mins then would sit and chill, at
times Hinesh pulled out his Nikon to take some cool shots. It was so nice to be in the sun and on the
water, how ...
... us it wasn’t a jet but was actually Vulcan Sanaguitto the highly active volcano nearby. You can’t swim in the late as its sacred but we had a picnic and enjoyed the surrounding before hiking back out and back to Xela. In the evening we went out for some food/drinks and ended up dancing with the locals in a tiny bar which was awesome fun.
Tomorrow we leave Xela for a day of relaxation at the Fuentes Georginas (Hot ...
... t have the means or access to anti epileptic medications. The old lady, doņa Paulina couldn't speak Spanish, nor could she understand it. She spoke in her native indigenous language. The doctors found her with a pretty bad leg infection, which affected her ability to hike across the mountain in order to reach the grocery store within the nearest village. I couldn't image how she was able to hike across the mountain with groceries in hand; I could barely hike ...
... and tortillas.
The next day we headed to back to Antigua to book flights and get some more ideas for the rest of our trip. It was nice to be back in Antigua, we found a hotel in a part of town we hadn’t yet seen. We visited the ice cream shop some more, new restaurants and market stalls to get ourselves some Guatemalan clothing.
We then flew out of Guatemala City to the North of Mexico, Monterey for Mark to get some Rock Climbing ...
... the place is fully of ridiculously hippy, earthy types. Worth a peek anyway and sure it would entertain us for a few hours. We got a little speed boat across the lake to San Marcos at the pricey some of Q10 ($1.25 – although we spotted that the locals were only paying Q5 – racism??!!) The spin in the boat was only about 10 mins but dear lord it was the worst 10 mins of poor Jens life. She’s prone to a bout of travel sickness every now and again ...