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... clothes for sale. As the time drew near for us to depart and we waited for our driver to get an ice cream, we encountered a young girl and teenager selling items in the parking lot. We spent our last few minutes chatting with them, inevitably buying some of their offerings with a little money and one of Jenn's friendship bracelets from Colombia that the young girl liked. We rode back to Xela exhausted but enamoured with this country's beautiful people and fascinating ...
... which was eggs and beans - my not favorite, but it was better today than the other day. After dinner, I chatted with my mom and dad for a little while. After that, I took a shower, which was interesting because the water almost stopped in the middle of it. Then it changed back to scalding hot again. Haha.
I came back to my room and got my homework finished, for the most part. I need to rewrite some of the things that we have ...
... though the locals probably thought we were idiots bracing ourselves for every bump in the road with white knuckles (we never went faster than 20km/h and the roads are better than SF so it was a mostly smooth ride). In any case, you probably want the boats on a hot day since it's cooler out on the lake, especially if you go to Santiago Atitlan.
Caught a bus (something between a shuttle and a chicken bus) at 9am, but it was another hour before we left Antigua because of picking up other passengers. Arrived in San Pedro 4 hours later, total of 147km. Went for a coffee as soon as we got off the bus to relax. The town is busy with travellers and people trying to make a living from them. Found our lodging (la Laguna Luna Azul) drop our bags and headed out. Happy hour here we ...
... us of this potential spanner in the works.
Having enjoyed our coffee plus lentil soup combo of the previous evening, we opted to repeat the experience for another day. The winds were picking up and howling by the lake and we shut our windows to keep out the noise. We wondered if our boat trip tomorrow will go through or if we should make alternate plans to tour nearby villages instead.
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