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Oct 4, 2006 - My Trip to Tilapa

So, check this out. On Wednesday I went to Tilapa on the coast to check out a Natural Reserve of Mangrove trees. They are all over South America but no where is there such a concentration of Mangrove forests as in Guatemala. Awesome. So we take a pick up for two hours to the end of the highway then pile into a lancha, a skinny, tipsy boat with a motor and head off into the reserve. It was completely surreal and absolutely gorgeous. We went into this channel for about an hour which exists solely because there is a indigenous village about an...

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Sep 28, 2006 - Back at La Escuela de la Montaña

So, I am back at the School of the Mountain for 2 weeks. After which my final exodus from Xela will be a three day, 2 night hike from Xela to Lake Atitlan. (I'll post more information about that before I leave.) As for now let me give you a run down of what I have been up to: Sun- I got back up to the school late afternoon. The taxi driver who took me from Mierva terminal where I catch the bus usually, said he could take me all the way to the school for 200Q. I told him he was breaking my balls and that it would have to be 150 which he...

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Sep 3, 2006 - Arrived at the La Escuela de la Montaña

I finally arrived at the School of The Mountains just outside of Colomba. The rain just started after my arrival. I overshot my mark riding in the chicken bus because I guess the driver thought that the only gringo on the bus didn't need to get off at the popularly known "school of the gringos" after all. So, they called me up to the front of the bus and started rapidly speaking spanish to me. I just smiled and said Si, si because I had no idea what they were talking about. They stopped the bus, waved down a pickup and paid the driver to...

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Nov 24, 2005 - Monterico

Monterico goes into my list of excellent places. For a start it was really hot compared to Antigua. It has black sand which is a first for me. The waves are massive (I almost died out there). And I ended up getting to know Lindsey and Gabby from here to San Pedro which was really cool. Observations about Central America 1. Out here they have both Macdonalds and Burger King but only in the bigger towns and cities. There is no KFC because the locals have their own version *Pollo Campero* which undercut them so much they were forced to leave...

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Captain Chris' Log

Jun 29, 2005 - The mountain school

So, i think i just had one of my favorite experiences in guatemala...i am studying at the mountain school and decided to come into the nearest town (20 minute ride from school) to buy some snacks and email, so i caught a pickup truck on the main road...cost 2.50 quetzales (like 30 cents)...the truck had metal bars in the back so you stood in the back and held the bars...i was in the back with 5 or 6 other guatemalans, fruit and vegetables baled in back with us too...so we rode down this amazing mountain road to the town, going probably 50...

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Julie's Trip South



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