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... for 5-10 seconds which was a great way to start the day.
Its now Friday afternoon and the Aus vs Chile world cup game starts in an hour. The pubs are packed and anywhere that has a tv is busy. There is one particular electronics shop that has a big screen tv and ALOT of people pack into this little shop to watch the games. nothing better than packing into a small electronics shop drunk to watch some soccer.
... them to be targeted
-The private, quiet nature of the Mayans, which allowed the abuse to go on unnoticed for so long
Besides the sheer number of fatalities, the US's involvement in the Guatemala civil war was particularly striking to me. Ríos Montt, whose reign was referred to as the bloodiest period during the war, worked with the Reagan administration to "eliminate communism". Montt manipulated the US by claiming that the guerrilla groups, who were fighting ...
... a small ute thing with a metal cage on the back where all of us were expected to pack into standing up, holding on for dear life for nearly an hour on the bumpiest and hilliest ride yet. It was crazy fun for the first ten minutes and after that it was just pure difficult! The other Aussie on the ute who was standing at the front with us lightened the mood as we were going steeply downhill which made everyone squish into us by exclaiming "could everyone just back off?" Squished into a ...
... but when Ryan went down the power of the water only brought him down the first one. He stopped dead at the second ledge and had to ease himself into the water himself much to the amusement of Colleen and I. Unfortunately my own effort turned out to be worse as I gathered too much speed and flew off the second ledge sideways. At one point Colleen looked genuinely in danger of drowning trying to stop laughing at me!
Our last day in ...
... is dropped in boiling water and sugar and it makes a wonderful hot chocolate. The rest of the powder is mixed with sugar and is served as truffles. Yummy!
We are then shown around the garden to discover their plantation. Limon tree, pepper tree, cocoa tree you name it.
On our way back the kids have brought out their marimba instrument and we are offered a concert with all the family gathered around these kids who play super well. ...