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... and passed surprisingly quickly, even though we couldn't nap. Plus we met some lovely Canadians on the bus.
After arriving, Ken did the rounds of about 15 different hostels, whilst Jayna drank coffee. It wasn't a good selection of hostels so the choice took a while. We chose more expensive and professional over cheap and dingy - there was a definite divide in places to stay, and unfortunately for us, staying on a weekend is more expensive ...
... more aspects of local life, including a man using his car to 'tow' a horse... we were not sure if El Salvador is as prosperous as our guide book would have us believe. The border crossing was as easy as it was the previous day (when we had to cross into Guatemala just to get into El Salvador) and we were once again in country number 16 of the trip (or maybe 17 depending on how you count). The familiar sight of political propaganda lined the roads, with rocks painted ...
... some unfortunate travel companions in Nicaragua who seen a more unfortunate women with her head shot off in Honduras). 2) how touristy it is here. Central America is the most touristy place I've ever been outside a resort. It's really well set up for backpacking and some of the locally run hostels are the best I've ever been to. 3) how genuinely friendly and helpful people are. (Apart from panama). 4) zero hassle off people. ...
There is so much to say about my time here in Guatemala. (I guess that happens when, unsurprisingly, I didn't keep up with my blog.)
What stands out to me about these past 3 months is how varied my experience was. I felt both comfortable and uncomfortable here; I felt both competent and challenged. My life was full of stark contrasts. Here are a few.
I had fun and carefree experiences traveling around the country with friends, yet I also ...
... and the kids are at recess when we enter. First a tour where we learn a little about the school and the students who attend classes here. The students come from a very poor hillside farming community, about a 45-minute walk away. Their homes have no running water, have dirt floors and I try to imagine what that might be like during Guatemala’s long rainy season.
The school serves about 500 ...