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We woke up this morning around 3:30am. There were two reasons why it was really hard to get out of bed. The first, both of us couldn’t sleep the evening before and, second, when we finally did fall a sleep, someone kept ringing on the door bell over and over around midnight. After getting all our things ready, the owner of the hostel was already up and asked if we were ready to head out. She said that it was going to cost Q40 to give us a ride to the Airport. I opened the email and checked my receipt. … Continue reading Home

Almost Over

Well, today was our last full day here in Guatemala. Unfortunately, our last night at Hugo’s house was not a restful as we hoped it would be. Someone started setting off fireworks right down the street. I got out of bed thinking it was already morning only to discover that it was only 3am. We were up and packing around 7:30. Estella, Hugo’s wife, was feeling really ill and as a result, she couldn’t get out of bed to say goodbye to us. However, we were able to say goodbye to Hugo and his niece Melanie. It was really sad … Continue reading Almost Over

Monterrico

We arrived in Monterrico around 10 in the morning. We weren’t exactly sure how long we were going to stay because I really wasn’t able to get much information out of the Spanish school. Our first stop took us to a place called the Hotel del Delfin. What grabbed my attention was the sign out front that said “stay 3 nights and get the fourth one free.” I was greeted by the owner who was more than happy to show me different rooms around the hotel. Since we were going to get one night free, we decided to go with … Continue reading Monterrico

Last day at Semuc Champey

We spent our last official day at Semuc hiking with a new group of friends. One was named Colin from the UK, two named Jesse and Isaiah  from Kentucky, and a guy named Cherry from Arizona. We left with the intention of finding two bridges near Utopia. Our hike began following a small trail next to the river. After about half an hour in, our trail was pretty much gone and we were pretty much blazing our own. It was hot and humid with a lot of bugs and overgrown plants. After about an hours hike, we finally made it … Continue reading Last day at Semuc Champey

Semuc

Internet is still really limited here. Im still writing this using an ATV as a desk while being earn by bugs. I got up about 5:30 in the morning. It was an odd night. We are in a hotel in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of a jungle. There are so many different sounds at night it can be a little overwhelming. However, It’s a great experience. After I got myself together, I grabbed the laptop and headed up the hill to use the internet. There is no WiFi in the hotel itself, so we have to walk about … Continue reading Semuc

The journey to Utopia

(The last post including this one will not be edited very well because right now I am standing outside of someones house using their Wifi to post these blogs) We headed out of Flores today. We got our things together and waited in the lobby for our shuttle to arrive. Leaving Flores was a little bitter sweet for us. On one hand, the city is lovely and it would have been ideal to stay there a few more days. One the other, we didn’t want to be close to Enrique; the guy we got into an argument with the other … Continue reading The journey to Utopia

Tikal

Our shuttle pulled up around 8:15 this morning. Having stayed the night in our nice air conditioned hotel, Alisa and I were ready to look at some ruins. We decided to not go with a guide because they can be pretty expensive. It was a really pleasant hour and fifteen minute trip to the site with a lot of interesting things to look at along the way. Although a lot of the area is poor, it’s really different. It’s as if these people don’t have much, but they have exactly what they need (I hope that makes sense). our tour … Continue reading Tikal