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... one hand to carry my GoPro and candle. The 2nd part was a ladder resting atop the rock, at almost at 45 degree angle. This was much more difficult to climb up but we all just about managed it. We then climbed down a ladder the other side and after wading through more water another queue formed. A great place for my GoPro to freeze in some wet caves, so I had to remove the battery. I didn't noticed a huge stalactite above my head, consequently giving it a good whack. ...
... you could jump from into a pool below, but the lack of light and abundance of sharp rocks around put most of us off! We also climbed up a waterfall using a rope and our feet against the rock behind, with the water gushing in our face, and got dropped by the guide through a vertical hole into darkness - which was a deep pool about a metre below! The whole experience of being in there with only candle light was amazing and the swimming with only one arm whilst you help up the candle ...
Long 8 hour drive. With over 100 speed bumps. Trust me the speed bumps drive you crazy.. there was about 10-15km of dirt road at the end of the trip that was fairly steep.
Lanquin is a tiny town that at the moment doesnt have any power.
So the place i stayed ran their generators ever morning and night for a few hours.
(normally they have power but there is some local goverment dispute happening so they cut the power off to the town)
... in it only functioning for about 15 minutes each day. A perfect excuse to be offline and relax for a few days. And the internet password says it all...'noskypeplease'!!
Power cuts lead to cosy dinners by candlelight with your new friends for the evening. You find yourself sitting opposite a Swedish girl and her Spanish travel companion. And alongside a Norwegian and German couple. Combined with your Guatemalan and British nationalities, it makes for an interesting ...
... night for Chris. We have since invested in more ear plugs.
The next morning we were picked up by our shuttle, when it arrived our breakfast hadn't arrived so in a mad rush they packed it up for us. However this was a shuttle for 10 with 12+ people so eating was a bit awkward. We finally munched down our much needed hang over feed at a stop along the way. We had three nights in Lake Atitlan which were pretty awesome, especially as ...