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Travel Blogs from Solola
... giant bugs flying
around us. Had the best juice on the lake– orange, strawberry, banana and
avocado, Hinesh had drink envy from his el jugo de naranja (orange juice ha ha
More rain came in this afternoon so we
ended up having a café mocha for me and another funky hot chocolate for Hinesh
to pass the time (who knows how they make hot chocolate here but word to the
wise – order anything else on the el menu).
We also ...
... but we will see. Off to the home stay in the Mayan town of San Jaun, where we were spilt up and stay with some local families. The host father speaks about as much English as I speak Spanish so that makes things a little hard with communication. I haven't had to speak much Spanish since I've been in Guatemala, I guess I should have done a quick cram session before I did the home stay. We then did a bit of a tour of the town, learnt a bit about how The Planeterra ...
... lovely sight to behold. We both agree it was very much worth the three hour drive from Guatemala City. Also, we enjoyed taking a boat to nearby villages and swimming in the hot springs that flow into the lake!
Not enough can be said about the people at Panajachel! The cobble stone streets are lined with vendors all day and even into the night. There are many tourists in this area and you can see ...
After two weeks intensive cultural immersion we were ready to move on again. By chance we bumped into some canadian friends we made in mexico the night before and have a few celebratory drinks! We know have a new found confidence being able to hold fairly basic conversations usually about some classic topics including family and what we like to eat We had lots of fun with the massive extended family normally at my ...
... and partially up my arm. After a moment to regain my composure, well, let’s just say my embargo on killing spiders ended rather abruptly.
For some reason the ants aren’t nearly as prevalent or invasive in this apartment as they were when we stayed upstairs previously (literally right on top of our current room). Up there they were far and away our feature nemesis, with tiny little red ones getting into anything and everything in our kitchen anytime we were ...