But it also means another day of no mobile signal and limited electricity. That makes it three days in a row! I loved staying closed to Tikal by staying in one of the hotels located inside the park, but the lack of modern amenities are challenging. Today in Finca Tatin – located on Tatin river, a tributary to Rio Dulce, it is even more laidback. First I am the only guest for the night. Second the guy who works here seems to be the hippie, happy-go-lucky kind. I think he is German. 🙂 This place is so relax, everything is based on honor system. Food, drinks, kayak rental…everything. And no mention of wifi! I am grateful for this forced and well deserved rest, because tomorrow, I will visit one ruin, Quirigua, and have a long car ride to Copan, Honduras. Then the following day, I plan to spend one complete day in Copan ruins. Even fit, healthy girl needs her hammock nap. 🙂
On the way here was amazing as well. We saw many birds. This is really a bird’s paradise. I really enjoyed the breeze and the view of mangroves, lotus, a Spanish old fort at the border of lake Izabal and Rio Dulce (to fight visiting pirates)…just an amazing relaxing day!!! Similar to Lago Atitlan, I can see nice houses and Sailboats owned by foreigners or the people from Guatemala City, compared to the locals with their humble boats and houses. There is also a dental clinic run by project Ak’Tenamit to aid the local people. The same project also runs a school of the same name to teach local community hospitalty, languages, and other skills.
Paradise for Bird Lovers
It is now 6pm, I am waiting for dinner, enjoying the latin music and nature sound. My room here is called Mariposa (butterfly) and I have direct lagoon access 🙂 I sat on my villa balcony on the river bank, then I moved to the main area to try the Mayan style swing chair. It is very comfortable!!!
Life can’t get better than this!!!!!
Note: The only disappointment is that I did not get to see any Manatees…