Well, it?s been a crazy couple of days.... Friday was my last day of work at HDFSI - then packing and leaving a town I lived in for a few months, Reno, a some partying in San Francisco, and now of all places I?m sitting in a internet cafe in Xela, Guatemala. Little bit of culture shock. Karen is pretty much a local around here and helping me adjust. I took the Alamo bus from Guatemala City, left at 6:05 am. Right off the plane onto the bus basically... as we climbed and climbed (Xela is 2300 meters) more indigenous people got on the bus. I little girl with huge black eyes in a sack behind her mothers back stared and stared at me. That was about as close as I came to interacting with the locals... while there isn?t a feeling of danger here at all that I was slightly apprehensive of, I was the only thing close to resembling a gringo on that bus.
Me and Karen have lined up a 5 day trek to Todos Santos. We?ll be carrying our gear and camping, but if it rains a lot we can arrange to stay in one of the villages en-route. After that is in the air - probably Coban.Posted by choppen5 at December 09, 2002 10:16 PM