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So after about 45 minutes of bouncing around in the back of the truck, laughing and trying not to fall over while admiring the scenery we arrived at Semuc Champey. Holly told the driver we would be back in 2 hours, in her now fluent Spanish. As apparently she had become fluent since leaving me a week or so ago in Belize.... Solomente Espanol.
After paying our entrance fee and filling out a little survey, we headed down a covered in ...
Today, Cathal and I, had to face the hardest situation to date since we left home. We've spent the last few days in a family run "hotel" and quiet literally became apart of the family.
There were four kids under ten. At first we believed they were brothers and sisters. Later we discovered the truth.
Matti, a six yr old traditionally clad girl is the daughter of one of the workers and spends her days here with her mammy rather than at school.
Hermaine & Zach ...
... I was there, the weather was gorgeous. So one of the staff yells "Looks like a perfect day to tube the river." After some long nights and early mornings, it was a welcome treat to float for a couple hours and soak up some rays. I ended up going again later in the week and it was just as sweet. Only this time we brought one of the dogs living at the hostel. That little guy was so funny. He would swim ahead when he knew there were rapids coming and make sure that ...
I was stupid and decided to exchange some money at the boarder.... I was nervous about not having at least a little bit of quetzales upon arriving at the capital and even after arguing with three of the guys about the exchange rate I still did it, knowing full well I was being cheated out of 10 bucks... What cracks me up is when I argue with one guy about the rate, he thinks I am going to just believe him if he calls over a friend and tells him to do the calculation ...
... choosing the right Spanish school for us. The short list? Pop Wuj (pronounced "Pop Bu") School.
Why was Pop Wuj Spanish school our top pick?
First off, the values of the school resonated with us as it was a non-profit owned by locals which used all the money raised for community projects. We felt that we wanted to give back to the people of Xela for opening their homes and hearts to us.
The cost, $185 per person per ...