Guatemala, why so hilly?
Always when we think that the road can not be worse than we have already done, we get a nice slap from Guatemala :D…. So we are cycling just small distances which are hilly and the extreme ones we do by bus. Since we met another cycling Dutch couple who are doing the same we feel less guilty about it…
After Tikal we cycled around the lake Lago Peten Itza which was 51 km. It is very beautiful there, but no asphalt and it took us two days.
Some photos from cycling:
We met one French girl who offered us her garden to set up our tent there, right next to the lake. There was a boy fishing there for long time without succes and came back in the morning again without succes
This dog ate half of our bread…
And this lady posed for the photo.
So our final destination was Flores, here we took a bus to Semuc Champey , which took us around 8 hours. Semuc Champey consists of a 300 m natural limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabon River. Atop of the bridge is a series of stepped turquoise pools. This place is breath taking…
At the entrance you can buy a chocolate from Guatemalan girls. It is bit spicy and taste very different than chocolate we are used to, but it quite tasty. Girls were very motivated sellers and one from who we did not buy chocolate called me a puta 😀
Now we are in Santa Cruz Verapaz, we are staying in a hotel with warm water (first time warm water since one month) and we have TV. It is hard to express our happines 😀 So far in Guatemala we did not feel confident (safe?) enough to stay in the garden of somebody or camp wild at all.
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