I never wanted to do it!January 17, 2017 in Guatemala ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C
Camping in an old tent with holes in it in mosquito land. No thanks!
The mist in the early morning was nice though.
But the shower block wasn't used by anyone!
But disaster I can't get the pop up mosquito net back into the tiny circle!! Everyone in the group tries. Even the swiss guy who can solve a rubiks cube in under a minute can't solve it. So it has to go in the bus as a fairly large circle. And yes I did watch the you tube instruction on how to fold it and thought I got this! Wrong! Once I get wi fi I will have to watch it again - closely!!
We drive through the country side to our next destination Rio Dulce which is set on a lake.
The country side on the way is beautiful but there was alot of poverty and people living in one room timber shacks.
On the way we stop at Flores which is a lovely little town on a tiny island.
Then we stop in Rio Dulce to have lunch and stock up on food as the jungle retreat only has the one restaurant. The main street is crazy with heavy traffic and lots of people walking down the fairly narrow road. Very easy to get run over and a van reverses into us giving us a scare.
I do quite well and manage to get some yoghurt bread avocados tomatoes bananas and a bag of sliced mango. Then I find a place that does smoothies so with alot of sign language I get the best banano and fresa (banana and strawberry) smoothie. They must have sweet tooths here as she offered to put a tablespoon of sugar in!
Then with the huge mosquito net we get on a boat and get to our jungle retreat on the river. Its heaven.
I am a real sight with the mosquito net!
My room is gorgeous and we have an outdoor lounge area facing the jungle and a shared bathroom and there are only two of us in the little house like structure.
Rest of the afternoon spent relaxing and had a nice dinner in the restaurant which overlooks the river.
Mosquito net put to use and an early night.Read more