Life is what's happening while you're busy making other plans

27 juillet 2010

15/07-28/07

Helloooo! I have very much left the blog to itself lately but it's only because access to the Internet has not been available. So here's the full recap of the past two weeks: - arrival of my mum in Guatemala City - three days spent around the Lago de Atitlan. We stayed in Panajachel, and saw the markets of Solola and Chichicastenango. Solola's market was quite a show of colours. It was full of locals in their traditional dress. A real typical market. The market in Chichicastenango was also interesting but much less authentic. It... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2010

Quick update

More than a week without news! My mum arrived safely and we've been travelling with her since. We spent a few days around the Lago de Atitlan and saw two beatiful markets full of locals in their traditional dresses. We spent a few days in Semuc Champey, in the middle of the thick forest. I'll write a longer post with some photos as soon as I find some decent internet! I don't think it will be before a good week.Next up, the ruins of Aguateca and La Ceiba, and of course, TIKAL!
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13 juillet 2010

Guatemala - Antigua

From Copan, we headed straight into Guatemala. Nothing to say about the border, except that we'd never crossed a border that quickly! very quick and easy, apart from the fact that once again we had to pay a tourist tax despite the fact that the EU has an agreement with both Honduras and Guatemala which states that EU citizens don't need to pay any taxes to either enter or leave the country... but bygones! We are staying in Antigua rather than Guatemala city. As I've said before we don't really enjoy the big polluted capitals and on... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2010

First Maya ruins!

Today 8th of July, we went to see our first Mayan ruins of the trip. We are in Copan, just by the border between Guatemala and Honduras. What a difference to Inca ruins! There are sculptures everywhere, and despite strong erosion from the rain, you can still see just how beautiful they are. Since the ruins are in the middle of a thick forest we also got the chance to see some beautiful parrots up close, as well as this sort of half squirrel half rat and a scary looking worm...
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03 juillet 2010

Utila

So here we are on Utila island in Honduras. It is called Honduras but it doesn't really feel like it. First of all the main language here is English, Spanish is only the second language to the locals. The local's accent has a strong jamaican feel (ya man, I taught so!), very fun but also hard to understand :) Another funny thing about the locals here is that they either have very dark skin or very pale skin. Some really look like they've just flown in from the UK but no, their ancestors arrived centuries ago. I've decided to not... [Lire la suite]
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