Today is hot. Jill says yesterday was hot as well. I didn’t know, I spent a lot of the day in a cave or in the shade. I went to the attraction, the reason why most everyone comes here. It is called Semuc Champey. It is a place where the River Cahabon goes underground for a few hundred meters. on top of the subterranean river there are natural pools that are spring fed from the mountains.… Read the rest

11/22/2014, Lanquin, Guatemala

Greetings from Guatemala! Time is slowing down here. We are finding a routine. Jill is messing with Excel and cooking a little for us. I am bartending and attempting Spanish with the locals. A good topic with them is asking about Q’eqchi’, their Mayan language. They say phrases and repeat a spanish translation. It is a complicated way to communicate. Mah-Sah-Lock-Ch’ol means buenas dias or como estas, I’m not sure.… Read the rest

11/17/2014 Lanquin, Guatemala

We’ve been in Lanquin for 5 days. Today is Monday. I haven’t been posting because we have limited internet and there isn’t much to talk about. Today is gorgeous. I woke to blue skies and bright sun. The difference between the sunbeams and the shade is dramatic here. On days like this I prefer the shade. Most of the days last week were cloudy in the morning and the mist over the mountains was thick. … Read the rest



We left wonderful Caye Caulker this morning bound for Flores Guatemala. We did not leave before we got a Cinnamon Roll from the bakery, one of our enticements.. When we arrived at the bus terminal/water taxi terminal in Belize City we found that the only bus for Flores had already left. I talked to a taxi driver and he said he would drive us to the border for $100 US, three times more expensive than the bus.… Read the rest