One more week

Well thats week three of spanish school down. We are going to do one final week here and then we are definately going. Both of us have made a huge amount of progress with our spanish and Chantelle is now having reasonable conversations with tuk tuk drivers and resturaunt owners! While San Pedros touristy centre…

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Soon we will ride again!

Well we are almost through our third week of Spanish classes and we are both well happy with how far we have come. I still struggle to come up with the words to build my sentences but Chantelle is rattling of Espanol like a local. It will make talking to random people who approach us…

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San Pedro

As not alot has been going on travel wise, we thought we might share some of our pics from our school and from wandering around town. We have been involved in the cooking classes they offer at the school and have so far learnt how to make tamales and tamarindos. Both traditional Guatemalan dishes and…

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Its a new begining

Well a happy new years to everyone! Nothing much to report here. We are still in school and battling our way through Spanish classes. We decided to stay for a bit longer to really get a grasp on this language. New years was a bit of fun and we ended up hanging out a while…

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The new hipster is a hippy

T – It is with a little trepidation that I go into these spanish classes. I am terrible at learning a new language. Many years ago Chantelle and I tried to learn french. By the time Chantelle was able to have a decent conversation I had barely progressed from dribbling idiot. As I sat down…

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Santa Claus never came.

T – Well after last nights fire works we ended up sleeping in a little bit later than we planned. Santa never came to see us in the night but he did manage to drop a few empty firework casings on our bikes for us! We packed up and began the incredibly steep slow climb…

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Boom, crash, crack and bash

T – We like Panajachel. So we decided to hang out here until we begin our Spanish lessons. We changed our class from Antigua to San Pedro. The cost saving was $200AUD to begin with! Plus the one in San Pedro has a really good review, has few students at once and we can have…

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Playing chicken with a chicken bus

C – We were on the road by 8.30 this morning, with a firm plan to head to Panajechal on Lake Atitlan. Our route was about 220km, all on major highways – although the state of such major highways here can be questionable! We stopped for gas on the way out of Coban and enjoyed…

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7 bikes in one canoe?

C – We were up and at ‘em early this morning and it was lovely to see blue sky without any ominous grey clouds lurking about. After a superbly delicious and cheap breakfast, we headed toward Coban. We had just set the GPS and within a few minutes it was clear the GPS was not…

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