Friday, April 10, 2015

Lago Peten Itza

Enjoying the lake just outside our hotel in Lago Peten Itza. For the avid fisherman, this lake is bursting with Bass, Blue Gill, Crappie, etc.

Unbeknownst to us was our hotel had 13 Danish College girls who were all very nice.

This Danish gal photo bombed my picture of the lake

Sunset from our hotel
This is Mike...
Crossing the border from Belize to Guatemala was pretty uneventful but did take an hour. The biggest difference right away is the amount of military personnel with heavy machinery all over the place. Compared that to Belize where we saw two or three military guys the whole trip was a bit strange. The other thing we noticed was the amount of clear cutting and burning going on. We asked around at it appears they are making way for cattle, so much for the monkeys and sloths I guess. The people so far in Guatemala have been super super friendly and have little control over what happens to the forest on such a grand scale. The weather as you can see by the photos is superb. We have officially given up booking places on the internet opting to wing-it instead. We are finding nice places on our terms which is awesome. We are bumping into nice travelers from all over the world which is benefiting the kid's concept of where we live. All-in-all a great start to Latin America.
P.S. Hardly any locals we come across speak English which gets fun at times. We wouldn't trade it for the world though and are digging it.    

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