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  • Day225

    A Taste of Livingston

    March 14, 2016 in Guatemala ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Upon arriving back in Guatemala we were again greeted with colours and noise and many street vendors selling delicious food and all kinds of other things as well - this sort of bustle just wasn't part of our experience in Belize. Livingston does have a large Garifuna population as well, though, so the multiculturalism we had encountered in southern Belize was still apparent in this little enclave of Guatemala. We met a British expat Chris on the boat ride from PG to Livingston and he invited us to camp at his hostel, Casa de la Iguana for the night. We set up our tent on the grass among the bamboo cabanas and had a relaxing afternoon lounging and working on some gear repairs. We bought some cheap empanadas for dinner (yay to the return to inexpensive street food!) and almost bought a kitten instead of an onion for a change. The next day we enjoyed riding through town and along the beach to Los Siete Altares, although the site wasn't as impressive in the dry season as you could imagine it would be when the river is actually flowing. The ride along the beach past fishermen and pelicans at work in the shallow water made for an enjoyable morning outing though.Read more