The Trip 2013 – El Ramate to Antigua

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Note: This is a condensed version of the pictures I took with some added narrative. The rest of the pics can be viewed in the album The Trip 2013 – El Ramate to Antigua. Each picture can be clicked to see a larger version and comment / like.

After our awesome trip to Tikal in Guatamala we returned to our hotel on the lake shore in El Ramate. It had been a long hot day so we relaxed by paddling in the warm waters of the lake.

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The following day we hopped in another bus and headed to our next destination, Rio Dulce. We stayed at the backpackers which sits on the river

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We were quite literally on the water as the rooms were on stilts over the water

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I spent the afternoon learning how to stand up paddle

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It was good fun tho I felt it needed spicing up a little

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That evening we had fun playing around in the river around the hotel

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The following day was spent taking a day trip up the river to some small villages buried in the jungle

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In the jungle were a number of caves that we explored. We spent some time jumping off a ledge in the dark into one.

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The last part of the boat trip took us to the famous town of Livingstone to see the native people there, I however was more interested in the forna of the region

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That night was our last big night together so we partied in style.

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The following day we made our way to our final destination, Antigua, Guatamala. There we had our final meal together in a rather nice resturant that served savory and sweet pancakes. They didnt think much of their own terrace however.

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I spent the last 32 days with these peeps travelling all the way from LA, there were ups there were downs but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Jac, Dan, Rosie, Ralph, Kelsie, Simon, Emma, Suzanne, Colette and Madeline, cheers guys!

The following day I made my way to Lake Atican for a relaxing few days at a health retreat on Lake Atitlan high in the hills 2 hours outside of Antigua.

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This was exactly the perfect environment I needed to unwind after the previous month of being on the road.

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It even had a traditional Mayan sauna

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The place was a perfect stop off before we embarked on the next 17 day adventure that would take us through 4 different countries

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