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To get to the Mexican immigration, it was about 1KM away and we had a few tuk-tuks offering to drive us, but we walked. We got to the Mexican border and while it was a longer process getting in than getting out of Guatemala, we managed to successfully enter. When leaving customs, we exited the parking lot on foot and found a taxi willing to take us the 40 minute drive to Tapachula for 66 pesos (a little more than $5 CDN). The taxi driver took us ...
... of this and on Tuesday night Julia and I went for drinks and dinner, unfortunately when I was drunk I said I would cook lunch one day too...obviously very drunk since milo, toast and cereal is just about all I can cook but I managed to not stuff up pancakes so all good. I have officially flown the coup again, after 3 months with my homestay I'm off again. I thought I might be able to get away without to much emotion but nope... ...
... heats up a cauldron of water that your pour over yourself, then sit and steam quietly. Mayans use them as part of a rebirthing ceremony, spending 6 or 7 hours in them, we opted for a very pleasant 30 minutes instead.
The biggest challenge the next day was record hill, a short steep uphill section that you race against the clock. The record stands at 8.58, set by a guide who trained for a year just for that! The fastest in our group was set by the ex-Israeli special forces ...
... your meat is to the public! Zor has adopted the family dog Maggi who is rather portly and eats all the houses leftovers. We took her for a walk and she loved it.
Wednesday we went out into the community to help volunteering and build enclosed stoves in a local community. It involved bricklaying, cementing, chopping bricks with a machete and then putting together with clay & concrete to form the core of the stove. This project is ...
After the misery of the highlands, and the three day trip I finally reached the city of Quetzaltenango (also known as Xela because even the locals can't be ***** saying the full name). Thankfully the trip was worth it, which was a good thing as the barking dogs of the previous city had still severely deprived me of sleep for the past couple of days and I was a little grumpy man!
The first job was to make most of the free coffee refill s in the hostel. I had ...