Feb 11, 2009
Well now fast forward to today, we jump on the pullman and we over hear the driver talking about how they don't drive at night anymore because whole Pullman's have been kidnapped with people on board. So at this point me and Henry are looking at each other thinking this is going to be one interesting trip! The Pullman begins to drive and were on our way, so far so good
. About an hour into the trip we start to visibly see signs of where at least some part of the mud slide had hit. Suddenly we're on a dirt road made for one car that you could tell was probably paved through a week ago, high in the mountains. Than the next thing we know the drivers telling us we need to get out of the van and meet him at the bottom. We got out( along with everyone else) and head down this mountain, I swear I felt like we were illegal immigrants crossing the border...it was to funny to see all these people running down a mountain side. Eventually everyone makes it down to the bottom where we're hoping that our van along with the driver didn't skid off the side of the mountain! Maybe 10 mins later our driver is coming down the mountain and we all jump back on the van where he takes us the rest of the way to Coban.
Currently we're resting up and trying to plan our day for tom. If all goes as planned we might have some pictures up on the next entry of us heading into a cave. Till next post !
Well today was a long day indeed. We caught a "pullman" which is basically a small mini-van to Coban. These "pullmans" operate just like the chicken buses except with a smaller number of people. Last night in Uspantan Henry and I decided to grab dinner at a local restaurant, while there the owner came out and introduced himself. We told him of our adventures so far and where we were heading. Immediately he warned us about the road to Coban being closed due to a mud slide that killed 200 people last month. He did tell us however that service routes have been restored but, they take an additional hour due to them going of course.