Internet is still really limited here. Im still writing this using an ATV as a desk while being earn by bugs. I got up about 5:30 in the morning. It was an odd night. We are in a hotel in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of a jungle. There are so many different sounds at night it can be a little overwhelming. However, It’s a great experience. After I got myself together, I grabbed the laptop and headed up the hill to use the internet. There is no WiFi in the hotel itself, so we have to walk about … Continue reading Semuc

The journey to Utopia

(The last post including this one will not be edited very well because right now I am standing outside of someones house using their Wifi to post these blogs) We headed out of Flores today. We got our things together and waited in the lobby for our shuttle to arrive. Leaving Flores was a little bitter sweet for us. On one hand, the city is lovely and it would have been ideal to stay there a few more days. One the other, we didn’t want to be close to Enrique; the guy we got into an argument with the other … Continue reading The journey to Utopia


Our shuttle pulled up around 8:15 this morning. Having stayed the night in our nice air conditioned hotel, Alisa and I were ready to look at some ruins. We decided to not go with a guide because they can be pretty expensive. It was a really pleasant hour and fifteen minute trip to the site with a lot of interesting things to look at along the way. Although a lot of the area is poor, it’s really different. It’s as if these people don’t have much, but they have exactly what they need (I hope that makes sense). our tour … Continue reading Tikal

Big Trouble in Little Flores

This is where I wrote the blog the daybefore. After settling in at our new hotel, we walked around for a bit. The city is really beautiful and they make an effort not to modernize it. We decided that we were gonna use the free time we had to find a travel agency to get tickets to Tikal and to Sayaxché just to the south. We found a little store that had a few items that we like plus an ATM machine. However, that particular bank has not accepted my debit card for some reason, so it was pretty much … Continue reading Big Trouble in Little Flores

Flores or… burst?

Alisa shoe gets attacked by a local cat We spent most of the day recovering from our vacation. I say we because Alisa has also been feeling ill as well. She hasn’t had a fever like I have but has had a bit of a stomach ache. We ended up staying in bed until about 11 in the morning. I can’t really speak for Alisa but when we got back to Hugo’s house, it kind of felt like we were home (away from home). I could finally relax; it was quite. Greeting everyone I felt a lot better when I … Continue reading Flores or… burst?

Montemayo’s Revenge

Purifying the water at 5 in themorning Having the pizza with the mayo on it didn’t pay off. Last night was one of the worst nights I have ever had. There were four things that made it horrible. We were both really tired from the hike, I was slightly dehydrated and kept having to drink water (we eventually ran out), there was some kind of techno party going on outside and a concert at the same time, and I was sick as a dog. Every 10 min I had to run to the bathroom, I was burning up all night, … Continue reading Montemayo’s Revenge

La Nariz

We woke up early today, took our clothing down that we had hung up the night before, and got ourselves ready for the hike today. We got out the front door a little after 8 and headed to a little coffee shop. We wanted to eat some breakfast, but we would have never had time, so we opted for a box of cornflakes which we ate right outside our hotel room. After we had satisfied our appetite with the coffee and cornflakes, we ran down to the docks where we were greeted by Manuel our guide for the day. We … Continue reading La Nariz

Horses and coffee…who knew!

Alisa here- We stayed put in San Pedro today. We’re in a hostel that Art thinks is lame and dirty but I like it. The bed is comfy, the walls are painted brightly, and we have a fantastic view- what more is there to want? Of course, we do have to turn off the sink from the pipe below because it just keeps running if we don’t, the shower is kind of one with the whole bathroom and the floor isn’t slanted toward the drain so there’s always standing water next to the door, the bar down the street has … Continue reading Horses and coffee…who knew!

Alisa says this post sounds really negative

Our little hotel We had a really long and busy day today. We decided last night that we were going to move to a different part of the lake called San Pedro la laguna. However, before we moved we had a boat tour to go on. Most hotels have you clear out your room and check out at 11am. Here it’s completely different. We didn’t have any place for tonight lined up so we were kind of in a bind. We have these two giant backpacks with us which we couldn’t possibly take on the tour. I asked the lady … Continue reading Alisa says this post sounds really negative

Just passing through

The view from our old Hotel Although it was off the main street and really loud, we slept pretty good last night. The hotel, however, wasn’t the one that we were looking for, so I woke up early and headed out to look for the one we had originally spotted in Lonely Planet. I can’t really speak for Alisa, but I get really nervous walking down a lot of these small streets that I’m unfamiliar with. When I got to the part of town where the Hotel was located on my map. Everything was closed. One thing that’s really different … Continue reading Just passing through