Lanquin Travel Blog› entry 27 of 34 › view all entries
May 21st, 2008 – by: twilk76
Once we arrived the guide took us on a hike that lasted about 90 minutes. The hike was fairly strenuous, but the guide took frequent stops, which made the hike easy. The view from the top, overlooking the limestone pools of semuc champey, was well worth the effort. We hung out at the mirador for about 30 minutes and then hiked down to the pools for a well deserved swim and jumps from the cliff surrounding the pools.
After the swim, the guide took us down a ladder that led back into the caves created by the rushing river.
We went back to the pools for more relaxation, and then left semuc champey for an ancient mayan cave in between semuc champey and lanquin. Again. the guide was very knowledgeable and told great stories. We explored the cave for about an hour and then concluded the trip.
When i returned from my excursion, my roommates and travel campanions for the past few days were leaving to check into el retiro. I was actually glad to see them leave. They were some strange ducks, or maybe it was i who was strange, either way i was happy. I had dinner at Cafe Semuc again for 20Q, used the internet, and then returned to my room. I was serenated by a woman in the church who decided to wail and cry all night, it was pleasant. Another pleasant surprise waiting for me in the room was Jeff's stench. He apparently did not want to take it with him. His odor was so powerful and unrivaled, it was truly amazing.
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