Hotel La Colonia
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... to a club that offers Salsa dancing lessons tonight, but that would be after dark and I don't really think I want to be out after dark. Plus, I've been pretty tired lately and think I would rather get some sleep. Also, I have to write my departure speech to give tomorrow... how fun!
So, just two more classes, a crazy bus ride and an early flight departure left and I will be back in the States. I sure am looking forward to that!!
We got an early start on Saturday from Pana armed with the right attitude to keep flowing through Chicken bus system and changing at the crossroads of Solola and Los Encuentros. Our intended destinations for the day were Quetzaltenango (Xela) and San Francisco El Alto (just 17 km away from Xela).
Chicken buses have their origins as school buses in the USA/Canada which are eventually transported after their retirement to Central ...
... other things that I can't remember the name of (although I think one of them is a very important Guatemalan staple food).
I saw a whole bunch of teenagers making out in the town square today (lol) and I felt first, very uncomfortable and second, elated: ahh, I'm not in Canada anymore, I thought. It feels good to feel new things.
Last thing: the family has ONE non-chihuahua, beautiful little perro. Yay.
... Andrew came and joined us to eat and play some cards to try and keep ourselves awake until the hike.
At 10pm we left for the Quetzaltreckers office and our hostel broke it to us on our way out that we couldn't leave our bags in luggage storage over night (ridiculous!), so we lugged our backpacks, trekking backpacks and handbags around the block to the tour office. Here we had to sign all the ...
... out a very random mix of mariachi music, latino hip hop music and 1980s power ballards. They are called chicken buses because people regularly use them to transport goods to market, including live chickens, not because they ram people in like chickens!
If you read the travel advice for Central America you would never come here. The highest murder rates in the world, the centre of the world's drug trade and endemic corruption at all levels. Some guidebooks advise against ...