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Ah, the dreaded border crossing. It's been a hell of a long time since I’ve had to do one of these, and on a Saturday of all days. We had a 12 hour travel day after leaving San Cristobal, to cross the border into Guatemala and head on to Panajachel on Lake Atilan. Luckily, the crossing went fairly hassle free. Aside from one of the girls having put her tourist visa card through the wash, meaning she had to pay the ...
... by beautiful hills and lovely people. The first day, we had nice breakfast, went for a swim in crystal clear but incredibly fast-moving river and watched the Brazil vs Chile game (well, I did). Everything was going great until the TV **** itself in extra time and I had to frantically run into town to try and find somewhere to watch the penalties. In the end, I stood in the doorway of someone's house, alongside a Guatemalan guy, whose hand ...
... you can see the ghost bus coming down the mountain. When it
passes the waterfall it beeps its horn!! Apparently you can get on, BUT, you
can never get off!!!
On your way into Panajachel check out the waterfall on your
right. When it rains it flows over the road.
In San Pedro you can see where the lake has risen taking
street restaurants with it. See the pics.
... not many Guatemalans have facebooks. There was actually a commercial for Facebook being advertised on Guatemalan tv.
USA: In the US, there isn't a need for facebook to be advertised. One is socially excluded without a facebook account.
Guatemala: The dress is conservative. The people don't ask for much, neither want much. They are content.
USA: Everything is flashy. ...
... heavy. It was even heavier than I was expecting. Stuie and I laughed and laughed because I couldn't even balance it for one second without holding the giant stack with my two hands. I told the woman she was amazing, she looked slightly bermused and said "it's my job". How little it fussed her blew me away. We thanked the lady and wished her well, she smiled sweetly and said "thank you for visiting Guatemala." Shortly after Stuie and I went and enjoyed some lunch. As ...