Lanquín, Guatemala

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Lanquín, Guatemala - Images of Lanquín

We definitely had our first frightening experience during our drive to Lanquín. 

It’s only a little over 50 km from Cobán, but it took us nearly 2hrs to get there because of the bad road.  Talk about crazy!

At one point, the mini-bus had to pull over because the road (or should I say path) wasn’t wide enough to let the other vehicle by, and we were at the top of a pretty high mountain too!! 

I could already picture us falling off the cliff, but nope, guess it wasn’t our time to go yet!

So we finally got to Lanquín safely, only to have to wait several hours before being able to take off to the campsite near Semuc Champey, where we’d planned on staying. 

Since Lanquín is so small, it could be visited quickly . .

Lanquín, Guatemala - Une église à Lanquín
. in 10 minutes, now that’s fast! 

So we had plenty of time to get to know the locals.  Or better yet, had plenty of time for them to get a good stare at the weirdos with the humungous backpacks!!

After many hours of waiting we finally got on our way.  By the way, night falls pretty early here (≈ 6pm) so imagine traveling on a small dirt path to get where you’re going to!  Check out the video for an idea!

Après un indien dans la ville, voici les touristes dans la jungle, une ville perdue dans le foret, un périple pour y arriver, tu te demandes comment un bus peut passer ?

Et eux ils arrivent à passer à 2 bus. Arrivés enfin là-bas, des représentants d’hôtels essayent de nous attraper, c’est tous les mêmes : des menteurs.........

Il fallait prendre un autre bus pour aller à Semuc Champey ! On a du attendre 3h !!

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