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Homeward Bound and The Painful 9 Hour Layover in LAX

12 Aug

Right before we boarded the plane at 7:45AM in Guate.


Nine long painful hours in LAX…


Farewell Heather and Greg

11 Aug




We met Heather and Greg today for some pool time and then a fantastic supper at Saul’s in Guate.  So nice to see them before we depart for home.

Happy Birthday Roberto!

10 Aug

Roberto is loving his birthday, chilling in Guate.

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We also went to a futbol game: Comunicaciones contra Marquenses.

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A nice couple there bought a hat for Westley 🙂 Comunicaciones won 5-0!


And Then out for supper.  Happy birthday Roberto!


Back to Guate

9 Aug

Time to relax and plan Roberto’s birthday. We hired a private van for $30 through the company Guatamaya Tours to pick us up at the Posada and take us to the Barceló in Guate. The best driver we have had on our trip. We are staying at the Barceló until we depart on Aug. 12th.

Before we left Antigua we went to the market and bought a present for Roberto. Stopped at the chocolate museum, they offer a chocolate making course, that we wanted to take but didn’t have time. Then we went on a Segway tour in a coffee plantation. Super cool!!

I love Antigua!!


One Last Night in Antigua.

8 Aug

One last night in Antigua to pick up our luggage that we stored here while traveling. I love Antigua!

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Un Volcán

We visited the Chocolate Museum and went for a Segway tour!!

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Museo de Chocolate

Heading back to Antigua

8 Aug

We took a luxury bus back to Antigua. It was a double decker bus, we had first class seats. So comfortable, reclining with tablet and access to videos. 6 hour trip made bearable.


Westley guarding the luggage at the bus terminal.


Roberto in first class mode!

Snorkeling in the Belize Cayes

7 Aug

We hired a boat to take us to the Belize Cayes. Thank you Roberto for organizing the AWESOME adventure in the Caribbean! We loved it 🙂

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Yat B’alam

5 Aug

Awesome hotel in Copan Ruinas. Only 6 rooms, $80 per night. Super nice family runs this place.





Departure for Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

5 Aug

Up at 7am and off to our favourite Copán café for breakfast. We have hired a private driver and van to take us all the way to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala with a stop near Rio Hondo at the hotel El Dorado because they have water slides. It will be at least a 6 hour trip including the boarder and the 1 hour water slide break. West is really excited about the water slides.

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Our driver Hector was nice in the beginning and then he got grumpier as the trip went on. His driving got worse and worse. He was driving very fast and passing on curves and with traffic coming at us. I was scared and very nervous we were going to get into an accident. When we arrived in the area with the water slide he made like he didn’t know the place and wanted to stop at another hotel that just had a pool. We eventually understood each other and found El Dorado, unfortunately all the water slides weren’t open. But we had a lot of fun anyway and it was a nice break in the long trip.

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When we got to the resort Amatique Bay, Hector was still grumpy about the long drive, we decided not to give him a tip because he was such a terrible driver…

The resort is nice, colonial style with water slides, Spanish galleon, and several pools.  It’s super HOT and HUMID here.  There is a real Caribbean feel to the place.

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View from San Lucas

4 Aug

After Macaw Mountain our tuk tuk driver drove us across the valley up another mountain called San Lucas to watch the sun set and have a cocktail.