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WTU: A bit more on…(Guatemala)

Posted in Guatemala, Landscapes, Travel by Mike on February 13, 2009

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Well, we’re now in La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world at an altitude sickness-inducing 12000ft and as a result we’re soaking up the Coca tea like a pair of addled crackheads!  I’m on 6 cups a day, Claire’s getting a few less in principally because she hasn’t managed to pilfer as many old ladies handbags as me!!

We’ve just got back from the Galapagos and this will be our next post in a week or so – we hit Bolivia’s Salt Lakes tomorrow for a four day excursion to see the otherworldly environment this provides – but we can report that Galapagos was absolutely amazing.  My only question coming from it was whether us human folk can actually be trusted with it, and I fear for the worst.

We shall write again in a week or so forthwith, but please feast your eyes first on some more of our highlights from our favourite central american hosts.

Buena noche.

Mr & Mrs Gonzo x

Fuego letting off some steam.

Fuego letting off some steam.

 

 

There was so much volcano dust swilling around up there even the... cloud... phoenix...? was choking...?

There was so much volcano dust swilling around up there even the... cloud... phoenix...? was... choking...? WTF!?

 

 

The trophy shot from Acatenango.  Yes we *absolutely* would have done it had we known the whole of Guatemala would be covered in cloud that day.

The trophy shot from Acatenango. Yes we *absolutely* would have done it had we known the whole of Guatemala would be covered in cloud that day.

 

 

 

 

"And there we sat, atop the world, eating Kendal Mint Cake."   (If it's good enough for Sir Edmund, it's good enough for me - cheers Anne!)

"And there we sat, atop the world, eating Kendal Mint Cake." (If it's good enough for Sir Edmund, it's good enough for me - cheers Anne!)

 

 

 

One of the views from Antigua's Plaza Majore.

One of the views from Antigua's Plaza Majore.

 

 

...which we managed to enjoy despite very difficult navigating conditions?

...which we managed to enjoy despite very difficult navigating conditions?

 

 

 

The work of a genius - the answer to stinky toilets?  A free pitch for Florests.

The work of genius. The answer to stinky public toilets? Free pitches for Florists.

 

"Oooh, I've always fancied climbing Acatenango"

"Oooh, I've always fancied climbing Acatenango"

 

If you thought we liked our beer, the Guats make theirs clothes!  Appearing in a kitchen in SW London soon.

If you thought we liked our beer, the Guats make theirs clothes! Appearing in a kitchen in SW London soon.

 

Claire and I want one of these when we retire in 600 years.

Guatemala's buses are the coolest on the planet. Claire and I want one when we retire in 600 years.

 

After Antigua we headed North.

After Antigua we made our way North

 

Into the Jungle.

Through the jungle

 

 

Claire @ Tikal.

To here. The gobsmacking Mayan city of Tikal.

 

 

This is Temple 5.  We got here at 5am and there were two Germans at the top sitting on beach towels.

This is the gargantuan Temple 5. We got here at 5:30am to watch the sunrise and there were two Germans at the top sitting on beach towels.

 

 

".........." !

After the disappointing Chicken Prick in Nicaragua, I decided to go for the: ".........." !

More t.c. x

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