Welcome King Soloman
Trip Start Dec 25, 2012
50Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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We arrive at our destination on a ute where the 20 or so tourists standing on the back pile off. At the entrance of the caves we are painted up with war paint, then handed a candle and told to not let them go out. Swimming through water whilst holding the candle in the air is do-able but keeping it alive whilst climbing up a waterfall, that's near on impossible! Once we are deep in the cave the guide tells us to blow all the candles out. He leads us to a spot in need of a climb to get to before telling us to jump! Do we trust the guide? We jumped! Landing safely in a pool of water below, I was pretty relieved! With the heart still racing from the excitement of the caves we are lead to a giant river rope swing and a 10m high bridge
The bridge.. The bloody bridge.. Standing on the edge for 10 mins, I let the my nerves get the better of me and I lost the will to jump. Soloman on the other hand jumped 3 times off the highest part and gained the title of King Soloman!
We topped all that off with a spectacular afternoon at the Semuc Champey, a truely beautiful area! We spend the afternoon there with the guide climbing up and sliding down the waterfalls like a monkey as we all followed closely behind.