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Travel Blogs from Huehuetenango
... be honest, I’m not sure if it was the dark dingy not particularly clean room I was in, the way they came at me with a needle or the fact they couldn’t find a torch that would work and had no other light, either way I suddenly thought what on earth am I doing here?! After a very tense 10 minutes, yep that was all! I have to say the nurses were lovely, very sweet and very confident, which helped. They had a ...
... journey at the end...... to be fair that part of the plan I was totally up for.
Rigoberto was actually fine with this change of plan and when he came back at 9am we were up and ready and raring to go. He suggested a hike to La Torre which is the highest point in the immediate area and reaches a height of 3880 from where we’re going to be able to see for miles and if the weather holds out we should even be able to see Volcan Tajumulco, ...
... all the different produce people have bought from miles around to market. Interestingly though the one thing I do keep noticing is the potatoes, they look far better than Sainsburys has!
Breakfast choices were a little limited and we ended up where we had been last night and enjoyed a typical Guatemalan breakfast of fried plantain, refried beans, eggs, salsa and local white cheese, it’s really tasty but I’m not sure for how long, I think I might get ...
... at a safe distance!
Volcān Tujamulco, a now dormant volcano just south of the border with Mexico (the Spanish word for border, 'frontier' makes it sound much more adventurous!!), is the highest peak in Central America at 4220m above sea level.
It’s most common to hike to 4000m on the first day, set up camp and rise early to hike the remaining 220m to the peak before dawn on day two. The school organised the trek for us on the ...
So machte das Geruecht die Runde, es ginge heute nur auf den Berg hinter dem Haus hinauf und man waere mittags in Todos Santos.
Weit gefehlt. "La Torre" ist mit 3.870m der hoechste nicht vulkanische Berg in Mittelamerika.
Aussicht? Wahnsinn, auf die ganzen Vulkane.
Wirklich. Da war Konzentration gefragt, und ...