>Guatemala’s Best

>1 day.  300km (aka 180 miles) 13 hours of bus time, a 14 hour trip.  You do the calculations.

What our buses looked like on the outside!
An idea of what the buses were like from the inside!  As soon as we thought “ok, it’s not possible to put anyone else in here,” they’d pick up 2 more people.

So might call us crazy.  But that’s how we did it.  13 hrs on some of the funniest bus rides yet.  Anna got to appreciate a man sitting on her lap.  And, an armpit in her face.  I sat on a piece of wood wedged between two seats.  We dodged and weaved around some of the smallest, gravel roads I’ve been on yet.  Not to mention we were running along the ridges of the mountains. 

I had a conversation with a deaf man, we signed together.  I have absolutely NO idea what we talked about for 20 minutes, but do know that by the time I was done, I was a little scared someone was going to stop the bus, rob us, then take our packs from above.

Don’t worry that didn’t happen.  We made it to Lanquin from Quetzaltenango, only fighting one flat tire.  

Leaving San Pedro, this was out our window.
While in ‘Xela’ we shared our first bed, staying cheap as it was only a layover stop for us.  Let’s just say, we were probably more comfortable sleeping that close, due to the conditions of our room.  At one point Anna asked if I stay in places like this often, if so she was to be worried!

To Semuc Champey today!

About haileerustad

I love everything. I do things differently. Tending to avoid conformity. Accepting unknown adventure whenever its presented. My mission is to live, let life flow through me with endless energy. Exciting and empowering others to find their natural happiness. As life is, all perception.
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2 Responses to >Guatemala’s Best

  1. >Love the '101 Dalmations' comforter!

  2. Lee Beck says:

    >FUN!!! It looks like you ladies are having a blast! Keep up the good work! We just completed our last day of cycling yesterday and are living it up on the beach in cabo! We will be sad to leave, for sure…

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