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... met a few others doing the same trek. Tony, Audrey and Cameron were friends from the states and were looking for a place in El Ramate. We had a beer (Gallo) at a small store front along the way and chatted about our plans. In town, we looked at a few places but it became clear that there was no ATM in town and they had to head to Flores to get money. I continued on to the Hostel I had heard about, Hostel Mon Ami. After another 2km walk I arrived ...
We awoke this morning from unsettling dreams to find the Chicago landscape transformed into the Biblical Flood. It had been raining for more than a day, with another foot of rain promised today. On the radar, the storm looked like it covered half the country. Our flight to Belize was through Dallas, with only an hour layover. Would we make it? We finished packing, said our goodbyes to Hannah, and got in our car. Our driver ...
... to make, that this is at the root of the collapse of the Mayan civilisation. It’s a strange phenomena that great civilisations are replaced with infinitely inferior ones. The knowledge is still available but not the capability to use it.
Anyway our first night in Guatemala was spent in the car park of a Mayan archaeological site, right in the middle of a Del Monte banana plantation. We have been held up by some strange things, but ...
... to November); dry season (February to May)
Terrain: Flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in south
Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea 0m
Highest Point: Doyle's Delight 1,160m
Adult Literacy Rate: 76.9%
Unemployment Rate: 11.3%
National Anthem: Land of the Free
National Symbols: Mahogany Tree
National Animal: Tapir
National Flower: Black Orchid
Famous For: The Blue Hole & Taking it slow
... pelicans as they did.
There were still some 25 of us left and by the time the boat arrived to collect us it was well past 8am. We had a lovely fast ride in airline seats with a nice sea breeze back to Ambergris and were asked to get off and clear immigration. Awesome. We walked past a big line of people, ‘too many people’ I remember thinking.
It was absolute chaos at the ticket desk inside. We managed to eventually get to the front and ...