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Rio Dulce – Hotel Catamaran 1 Jan’06

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

After our exciting New Years Eve (!?!?!), we were ready to have a good day with the hand fishing line from our balcony. Even in the shallows there were lots of fish of various sizes, waiting for our hook.
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Rio Dulce – Hotel Catamaran 31 Dec ’05

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

After a good night’s kip we went off for breakfast. The “Benny Hill” music continued to play but at least there were some people around – we were not alone! Most people appeared to be from the United States and we think that most of them were mooring their boats here, not actually staying in the “sheds”.
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Rio Dulce – Hotel Catamaran 30 Dec’05

Friday, December 30th, 2005
Rio Dulce sounded like a cool place to spend New Year. The Hotel Catamaran sounded good from the Lonely Planet - somewhere where we could chill out for a few days. Booking this place had been THE most complicated of all ... [Continue reading this entry]

Copan to Rio Dulce

Friday, December 30th, 2005
Our penultimate day of 2005 was going to be fairly chilled. We had a lazy breakfast (with Deet this time), after Eugene had run down the batteries of the camera trying to get a picture of the hummingbirds. Eugene spent ... [Continue reading this entry]

Flores to Guatemala City

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
We aimed for our final day in Flores to be fairly chilled out. We just needed to sort out some transport from Guat City to Copan in Honduras if possible. Eug had sent off various emails to different companies the ... [Continue reading this entry]

The ruins of Tikal

Monday, December 26th, 2005
Skyscrapers aren't new. The Mayans were building them years before the glass and steel variety of today, and with far less technology to help them reach for the sky. What's more, there's no chance that contemporary slithers of ... [Continue reading this entry]

Flores on Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25th, 2005
Christmas Day - what a great excuse to finally have a lie in and read some more of the books! We opened the curtains to find the whole place covered in mist. We wondered if it was all the smoke ... [Continue reading this entry]

Get me out of here!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
It was an early start from Xela. So early that our toilet in the hotel couldnīt cope and we were left with a bowlfull of, well, stuff. How do you explain that to the hotel manager when your Spanish is ... [Continue reading this entry]

Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Monday, December 19th, 2005
We have both now decided that this place is very odd. Itīs Guatemalaīs second largest city and yes, itīs big, but apart from the odd colonial building and doorway, it seems very basic and uncared for. The dirt and litter suggested ... [Continue reading this entry]

Santiago to Quetzaltenango

Monday, December 19th, 2005
A tuk-tuk, which seats 2 people and their luggage at a push, took Andi, Andrea and both of us down to the "dock" at Santiago. We were ushered onto a small boat and ready to go. The boat was jam-packed ... [Continue reading this entry]