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Arrived in San Cristobal early after the night bus from Oaxaca. The bus ride itself was fine - slept most of the way - but when we got to Oaxaca we both started feeling a bit queasy. We walked around the town - quite pretty - and had a very average lunch near the markets. Steph bought some scarves for her fam and we were about to walk to the …
... INTO the bus with us in case they fell off, but it was ok to put 7 tourists up there!!!!
Straight off that one onto the next one, where thankfully we got seats.
Back in Xela we had about a 30min walk back to the office to drop off our gear before heading back to our hostel for hot hot showers and some food.
Possibly one of the easiest climbs we've done to date, but I think it was probably the most fun also.
Hopefully next time we'll get the views!
... I would've like to stop the bus , but that probably wouldn't have worked for the other passengers and the driver on his schedule.
We finally saw the light at the end of the winding road when the town of Palenque loomed below us in a straight line ahead . Joy! And my stomach back. When we arrived at the bus station we almost walked into a huge electric fan that was blowing hot air at a great force in our direction. We crumpled into a seat far from it (it was an ...
Right, now for some discomfort and Spanish lessons. I can't say I'm fond of the homestay component of my current education but the host does make good food with veges which I’m told is a rarity in Guatemala. Anyone who knows me will know just how important that is!
There are bakeries (panaderias) on every corner here – selling much the same fare. It seems Guatelmaltecos from Xela love their sugar and bread! I awoke this ...
... did was have a quick look around Xela's Parque Centroamerica at the heart of the city.
Day 393: Friday 15th February 2013
With abit of time on my hands before I was due back in Antigua (Tasha, Cori, Cora and I had booked a weeks worth of Spanish lessons there starting Monday) I decided to have a bit of a chill out day wander around the town and see what ...