|Enjoying a fresh juice in San Pedro, Lake Atitlan|
Our Canadian friend was being cooked for by some fellow guests who were also plying her with wine, so we had a very entertaining conversation. In the process discovering she had dollars but no quetzals and we had far too many quetzals left.
Storing away this piece of information till the following
morning after dinner, breakfast and planning lunch we offered a currency
exchange. This was fine till B counted the dollars in his wallet and found 280
not 180, had she given him too much or was the 100 not in his case as he
thought but in his wallet? I left him very grumpily unpacking while I dashed
off to get lunch. She had given him $100 too much, so really glad he checked!
|Euro Hostel inside the gated area at Guatemala City Airport|
|And they had parrots that would say 'Hola' beautifully!|
|View from the aircraft as we flew over Antigua and could see Volcan Fuego erupting below us|
|The cathederal in the main Plaza at Alajuela, Costa Rica|
|Inside the Cathederal|
|The dome of the cathederal. From the outside it looks like corrugated iron|
|Loading the luggage onto the boat at the dock|
|Heres an empty boat, like the one we were on|
Reflections on Guatemala:
Felt safer and more comfortable than I expected, but we did only go to the tourist hotspots.
Wasn't as cheap as we expected.
Got a bit fed up of people trying to take advantage, the lovely lady with the tiny kittens who wanted 15Q for a juice, until the raised eyebrow when it went to 10Q and the man in the shop who wanted 15Q for a packet of crisps we'd paid 4Q for on the other side of the lake who also got the raised eyebrow and dropped to 5Q.
The fantastic textiles and beadwork in the southern part of the country.
Loved the cooler temperatures.
|And heading off down the river in the rain|
|And in no time we saw a crocodile|
|It really was!!|
A short video of the river trip
|And then there was another crocodile|
|This was our route down the river out to the Caribbean Sea|
|And this was the road journey from Alajuela, through the Capital, San Jose and out to La Pavona, where we left the bus and followed the river route above|
|And here it is a bit further out just to give it some clarity|
|Finally arriving at out destination after a really nice little adventure|
|The balcony of our hotel room for 4 nights, surrounded by jungle on an island with no cars|
|With a little swimming pool that we've yet to try out (it was raining when I took this photo)|
And just outside is a team of very industrious ants chopping up leaves and carrying them into a hole in the ground - constantly, all day and evening. How big is the hole under ground?