Monday, January 31, 2011

Tenting Guatemala style! not really

Guatemalan traffic to Lanquin

Lanquin is a tinny village in the centre of Guatemala its a nice place to spend a few day or even a week just relaxing and taking part in the many activities of the area. We spent 4 days here tenting and got the VIP site as you can in the picture. Actually we were the only ones camping the other one arrived on our last night lucky them. The place is El Retiro a popular backing packers destination, that had it all from Restaurant bar, Wifi, a river and even a sauna. All this for $5 usd a nite.

our vip site with a roof

Second day we took a 45min tubing ride on the river was relaxing but not for Jieun, she keep getting stuck in the trees. On the 3rd day we took a tour to Semuc Champey to see the famous natural lime stone pools of emerald green waters. The road itself was super steep and rocky lucky we took a tour in 4x4 because our sienna would not have made it. When we reached the park they they gave us a cave tour with candle light that was fun and a little scary. After we hiked up to the look out point over looking Semuc Champey we descended to the bottom to swim in the emerald cool water pools the high light of the tour.

the long steep hike up
the view worth it

Next we are heading to Guatemala city to stay with friends we meet in Oaxaca!