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Rio Dulce, Guatamala

Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [693]

We hitched a lift in the back of a ute to a place called El Paraiso where there is a hot river that waterfalls into a cold one. We paid 10q ea to get in and carried our packs about 5 minutes to the falls and got in and had a swim. We climbed up the ... Read more >

Gallery: the rest of the trip thru Guatemala

Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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El Estor

Friday, 6 Feb 2009 | Views [805]

February 6th was a bit of a bastard of a day. We headed out from Lanquin by hitching a ride in a lorry, it was fun travelling in the back but when we got to the turnoff to be dropped the driver insisted on us paying exactly what we would have paid ... Read more >

Lanquin and Semuc Champey

Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | Views [1434]

Things are getting really tight for us travelling. The dollar has dropped to it's lowest point and it is making our already tight budget into a bit of a nightmare. on the 2 Feb NZ$1 = US$0.50 !! Luckily we are in a less developed country, we are hoping ... Read more >

Gallery: Lanquin & Semuc Champey

Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: passing thru Guatemala City

Tuesday, 3 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Antigua

Monday, 2 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Sunday, 1 Feb 2009 | Views [639]

We caught a shuttle from San Pedro to Antigua as it was the cheapest option. It was a small bus and only had tourists on board. All was fine until about three quarters of the way thru the journey Kent started to turn green and a few minutes later threw ... Read more >

more on San Pedro, Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [3962]

We are staying at the moment with a local family, of Melida Ortez and Domingo Rodrigez. The first week they had 3 granddaughters staying with them = Melida 8, Melani 5 and Mariordi 4, but this week only Melanie remains. We have a plain room ... Read more >

San Pedro de la laguna

Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Views [1067]

We took a launch across the lake to San Pedro, and found ourselves a lovely hotel room with bathroom for 50q and spent a few days exploring the town which is quite big and growing. We went to a bar and watched a free movie while Kent and Gary shared ... Read more >

Gallery: San Pedro, Lago de Atitlan

Thursday, 15 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Panajachel, Lago de Atitlan

Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | Views [714]

We were lucky to have a hospedaje (guesthouse) recommended to us and got a room with 2 double beds which we shared with Gary for 60quetzales. We get approx 4.5 quetzales per NZ$1, we were getting 8 pesos for NZ$1 in Mexico so you would think that things ... Read more >

Gallery: Panajachel, Lago de Atitlan

Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Into Guatamala

Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | Views [647]

We caught a collectivo from Comitan and it dropped us outside immigration at the border of Mexico. We actually lined up and Carol was first and presented her passport, of course the man couldn't find an entry stamp so asked for her tourist card. She ... Read more >

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