Travel Blogs from San Marcos La Laguna
Took the boat to San Marcus. More stress over where to stay - received death threats from little boys for not wanting to pay for their "guide" services
Finally settled on Paco Real, paid for 2 nights to get a deal
Found Jinava Bay paradise on a walk, couldn't believe it was only 30 QZ more than our room (£1) - gutted about being tied in to …
After a great summer spent enjoying biking on the river in Saskatoon, drinking on the deck in Waskesiu and eating fast food in Prince Albert the time has finally come for us to hit the road for the winter. Our destination is once again Guatemala, as we stick with our pattern of visiting each year and a half like some really wonky and useless calendar. We will once again be staying in the luxurious (for Guatemala) apartments of Pasaj-Cap, near the modern ...
... at 4100m. Bundling ourselves in fleeces, hats, scarves and gloves we headed off.
The climb was pretty rugged, through long grasses and over rocks, all the while the foggy clouds were growing thicker and thicker. Up top it was cold and grey with not a lot of view, but a worthwhile climb all the same.
We got back to camp in time for a pasta dinner and just as the rain came in.
With not much else to do and our bones getting colder by the minute we clampered ...
... what Ive learnt can I keep with me back in "reality"?
Info: Periods of silence and power cuts are great for stopping you checking your online life everyday.
Water is a really great thing to have in toilets when living in a hostel in a country where everyone parasites!
Illnesses/Injuries: becoming one of those parasite statistics
Food: Pot lucks made with that special ingredient - LOVE!
... clouds didn't shift and we just sat looking at a sea of white for an hour. But it was a good trial run for climbing to the higher altitude. It's amazing how much just an extra 200m can affect you. It's so much effort to move your legs and you end up panting like a farm dog just walking at a snail's pace. It was a bit of a moonscape up there, I kept expecting to see Gollum's head poking out from one of the rocks.
After a tea of pasta with oregano sprinkled on ...
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