Guatemala
El Remate

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  • Day373

    El Remate, Guatemala

    May 14 in Guatemala

    As has become our preference, we decided to fly to Flores instead of suffering a long bus ride to Guatemala.
    We based ourselves in El Remate and woke up super early to catch a mini-bus to visit the Mayan ruins of Tikal. At the gate, we joined a tour and spent a few hours getting an overview of the main sites. Then, we spent time exploring the ruins on our own. It’s the start of the rainy season here so the crowds were not large. In fact, we walked to some of the more remote ruins and had them completely to ourselves
    The ruins are impressive, especially the central plaza, for their architecture and remote, jungle location. John enjoyed seeing his memory of the Star Wars scene filmed here, come to life. Check out this clip

    https://youtu.be/vVJbmQgt2kc

    Many structures have been excavated and restored, but many others have been left buried by the jungle with no plans to uncover them (so that they won’t be further degraded by the rain/environment).
    In addition to enjoying the ruins, there were lots of howler and spider monkeys around as well as toucans, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and other critters. By noon, we were absolutely soaked through with sweat, and ready to get out of the heat.
    Even though we have a couple more stops coming up in hot, humid places and we enjoy the unique critters (especially the monkeys and birds) and sounds found in this environment, we decided, jointly, that we would not likely make plans to return to jungle environments. The heat, humidity, mosquitos, etc. are just not for us.
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  • Day14

    Hola!

    Gestern war unser Geburtstag! Wir hatten ein Geburtstagsfrühstück, Geburtstagseinkauf, eine riesige Geburtstagsbadewanne und viele kleine fliegende Geburtstagsmosquitos!

    Zum Geburtstag haben wir uns überlegt regional zu frühstücken und sind dafür in den Nachbarort El Cruz an einen Straßenimbiss gelaufen. Die gibt es hier an jeder Ecke. Es hatte etwas von Mittagessen: Rührei mit Tomaten, ein bisschen Käse (sah aus wie Ziegenkäse), gebratene Bananen, selbstgemachte Tortillas und Bohnenmus! Bohnen dürfen einfach nicht fehlen! Egal bei welcher Mahlzeit. Aber lecker...!

    Hier haben wir unsere vielen WhatsApp-, Blog- und SMS Grüße wie Geschenke ausgepackt :-) Vielen lieben Dank dafür :-)

    Umberto, der Hotelbesitzer, erzählte uns, daß der See, an dem der Ort hier liegt, noch viel wärmer ist, wenn es geregnet hat. Und tatsächlich, nach einem kräftigen Gewitter am Mittag sind wir bei 30°C zum Schwimmen. Es wurde einem fast kalt, wenn man aus dem Wasser kam. Wow, wie in der Badewanne!

    Rund um ein toller Tag, weshalb wir beschlossen haben ab heute jeden Tag nicht Geburtstag zu feiern. Wie Pumuckl... :-)

    Vielen Dank für all' die Glückwünsche
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  • Day14

    Off to Guatemala!

    January 16, 2017 in Guatemala

    We set off in the pouring rain to the border. We didn't have to unload our bags this time which was good. Have a look at some of the weird items which are banned.
    Driving over the border was like driving through a car wash!

    Stopped by a nice lake for lunch then off to the camping site where we are spending the night. I am fantasizing about a 5 star hotel!

    Next its three hours walking through the Tikal mayan ruins. Fantastic! Its in the jungle with few tourists and the ruins are impressive. And true tropical weather as you can see. Loving the amish look!

    Then after the worst nachos of my life we went
    to our tents. Hot, sweaty and covered in sunscreen and mosquito repellent we went to bed in our clothes. Me of course am using my pop up mosquito net for the first time in a tent in the pitch black as my camera battery is nearly flat! I sort of get it up and that will have to do!

    A very uncomfortable night on a thin mat with questionable sheets.
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  • Day102

    8.1.3 Limon everywhere

    December 3 in Guatemala

    Guess how much this was?
    Hint: it’s 2.5 kg (~5lb)

    Really,

    It’s very cheap

    Very

    ...

    It’s 9.90 Quetzales, about 1.30$ or 1.15€!
    Whaaaaat?

  • Day182

    Caye Caulker --> El Remate

    April 2, 2017 in Guatemala

    Tschüss Belize, hallo Guatemala! Mit dem Wassertaxi fahren wir nach Belize City, um dort gleich den Bus nach El Remate zu nehmen. Die Grenze passieren wir mühelos.

    In El Remate steigen wir im Sun Breeze Hostel ab. Umberto empfängt uns mit einem breiten Lächeln, das selbst dann nicht verschwindet, als wir ihm mitteilen, dass wir Bargeld von ihm brauchen, weil der Bankautomat nicht funktioniert. Zitat Umberto: "Ihr seid wie meine Kinder".

    Ach ja, und du bist wie ein Papa, Umberto :)
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