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Day 18: Bat Caving!

Tuk Tuk to the Bat Caves

Today we are just hanging out at El Retiro, enjoying the natural surroundings and peaceful atmosphere (as well as the great food). Swaying gently in hammocks is one of the laziest experiences ever. We could lie in hammocks all day, reading or writing or just listening to the birds sing! Continued 繼續看…

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危地馬拉(身處在像泰國的超多 backpackers 的 Lanquin resort)

首次親眼見證到,世界另一端的貧苦狀態。旅遊書說這裡一半以上人口仍生活在赤貧線下;坐巴士來時,沿途見到很多在努力幹活的小朋友,有的背負著很大很重的擔子走上山,有的帶著小弟妹在路邊兜售手工藝品,有的賣雞。在我們入住這 resort complex 餐廳工作的小孩只有16歲。

很心酸嗎?但他們 Continued 繼續看…

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Day 17: Heading South to Lanquin

View at El Retiro

Wondering if we should have just taken the nightbus straight to Antigua – a proper coach bus, reclinable seats, legroom (read: comfort) and even save a night’s accommodation. Instead here we are on a small minivan with our knees crammed into the seats ahead of us. Continued 繼續看…

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Day 16: Finally at Tikal

4:30am start, 6:00am arrival at Tikal. Overcast. No chance of any good morning sun for pictures. Was a bit disappointed because I knew I wouldn’t be seeing the visual I had imagined in my head: awesome stone temples rising above the jungle canopy surrounded by mysterious mist and drops of gold from the rising sun. Continued 繼續看…

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Day 15: Diarrhea Attack

We were supposed to head off to Tikal at 4:30am. With the last couple days being so intense, I wasn’t sure this would be a good idea. I couldn’t get any sleep last night thanks to the stuffy room we had (no a/c) and waking up in the middle of the night shitting nothing but water. I don’t know if it was something I ate or just the abuse I’ve been putting on my stomach over the last couple days with our intense schedule. Decided to postpone today’s trip and just get some real good rest instead. Changed to an air conditioned room so I could sleep properly and also reduced diet to fruit, water & rehydration salts. This is the kind of situation that would suck if you were traveling on your own, but good thing I had KF’s shoulder to lean on!

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Day 14: Road to Guatemala

Clearing Guatemalan customs in the middle of nowhere

Another 6am start. A 4-5 hour drive from Palenque to Frontera Corezal, the Mexican border. Cleared through customs for our exit stamp, then headed down to the river for border crossing – a 20 minute ferry across to Bethel, the Guatemalan border. Continued 繼續看…

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