Hostel el Caminante
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Jellard's eye still wasn't better, so today I chauffeured him yet again ;-) The route through El Salvador was really stunning with lots of volcanoes along the way. The border crossing into Guatemala wasn't too bad, but perhaps we were just getting used to it :-) The drive through Guatemala was also spectacular and hair-raising through Guatemala City! 4 lanes of undisciplined car drivers and a lot of hooting and tooting! It was at this point that Jan's ...
... and secure. Basic rooms at great prices with breakfast and Wi-Fi included.
You can do day trips to Panajachel to see Lago de Atitlan and the Mayan villages like Santiago, San Pedro and San Marco. If you get the 5:30am mini bus that returns at 4pm you can easily visit Panajachel and 2 of the villages. if you move fast you could do all 3. Return transport costs 35 Quetzals. Takes 2.5 hours to get ...
... All in all, we were able to build on our Spanish base and understand more.
The next activity was "chocolate making” need I say anymore. Amanda was salivating at the thought of making chocolate ha ha ha. The class that we took was not solely to just make chocolate, but also really understand where chocolate came from, the history, the process and how it has become what we know it to be today. We donned out chef hats and begin the class. Without boring you with all ...
... good, but a bit expensive). Instead of the chocolate making classes, we decided to take a cooking class at El Frijol Feliz. It was also very expensive (380 GTQ), but included more and it sounded more interesting to learn how to cook Guatemalan dishes.
The class included as many drinks (wine, beer, sangria, soft drinks) as we wanted. We prepared some tamales, frijoles, guacamole, tortillas and for the dessert fried bananas in mole sauce ...
... pretty much all of us slipped over on our way back down the steeper sections. It was a 3 hour round trip and made us feel like we had done enough activity for the day so chilled out with some lunch then started getting into the beers! By the time everyone had got back we had put a few away and ended up getting a bit of a party going which got more and more ridiculous as the night went on. There was this cute Japanese girl who spoke a small amount of broken english ...