Day 47: Finca Ixobel - Guatemala City

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breaking up camp

As I have already said, the jungle trek was a bit of a disappointment, and this was mainly because of the last day. I mean, six hours travelling on horse back to get to the camp was ok, ploughing through a muddy jungle can also be considered fun enough, and even getting soaked in your tent by the heavy rains can be considered part of the adventure. But to have to travel another six hours back to Finca Ixobel again was just too much for me. For all of us, really, even though both Nicole and Robbel are keen amazones.

We managed to persuade Fernando to stick to the road on the way back, so that we cut off almost two hours of the total journey back to the finca. We arrived just in time for dinner.

We decided not to stay though, but to travel to Guatemala City instead, even though the finca is a wonderful place, and we would have loved to have spent another night, especially after two nights with little sleep in a drenched tent. But staying the night would mean we would have to spend the whole day in the bus tomorrow, and we felt that would be a waste of our time.

The bus passed the finca at 10.30, so we spent a great evening at the finca bar, together with a German guy we’d met in Flores, and two Canadian girls we had met in Tikal before.

The bus was comfortable and quick and we both slept surprisingly well.

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breaking up camp
breaking up camp
some nice flowers at the campsite
some nice flowers at the campsite
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photo by: Biedjee