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... motor boat on the river. Our Mexican bus driver said ´´go with this boat driver, he will buy your bus tickets on the other side, good luck!´´ We had expected a 40 min boat trip up stream to the nearest town on the Guatamalan side, Bethel. However, the boat crossed directly over the river, taking about 5 minutes and we got off in a tiny little town with dirt streets and stray dogs, ducks and chickens wandering up the main street. ...
... side restaurant, the road ahead is blocked with a local protest, everyone out. We stayed at the restaurant for half an hour and then the road opened, everyone in. About 5 minutes down the road a girl traveling on our bus realizes she's left her bag at the restaurant, right, back to the restaurant, everyone out. Well the bag wasn't there when we got back so obviously a local had taken it. She was crying and shouting and everyone was searching for another half an hour for the bag, no ...
... one of the officials found illegal fruits on board: three small mangoes. These were confiscated immediately. As I tried to reboard the bus, I was stopped by an official who insisted on searching my bag in search of "frutas". Thankfully, the only things she found were my phone, iPad and a variety of moisturisers. International fruit-related incident averted. In any case, I have never knowingly transported any type of fruit in my handbag. ...
... and pervades a deeply solemn charm from its secluded location in the dense, sticky jungle. Amazing to think only 20% of the full settlement has been unearthed by archaeologists. Rising at 3am to embark on a night and sunrise tour with our guide, the Brooklyn raised, Guatemalan born Caesar, we take flashlights and footsteps into undergrowth that plays host to jaguar, armadillo, howler monkeys, bats, hawks, owls, snakes, spiders and other creatures ...
... border with Mexico is a river, and where it cuts through a ridge at the north end is spectacular – just like a knife cut. Drat – didn't get a picture. I’ve started trying to photograph the cool stuff. This group was a two gals from Germany and another local guy.
Second flight – after lunch – was quite boring – flying a 6 east-west 30 mile grids northwest along the Mexican border – which ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking