Guatemalan photo catch up

Catching up on a few unposted photos. I’ll start vaguely in chronological order…

Caught a Chivas football game in Guadalajara. They are the only team in Mexico to have a team of only Mexican players. The game was interesting, 3-3 the final score. The crowd went absolutely nutso!

Sam and I stayed on Lake Atitlan in San Marcos for a couple of nights. This was the view from our bungalow on the first night.

View over Lake Atitlan

This morning we rose at 5:25am to catch the sunrise over the mangroves. Hard work this travelling lark!

Here’s a couple of shots of other tourists on another boat.

Boat silhouette standing

Boat silhouette moving

Our captain, tour guide and local connection, Sender, seen here standing majestically at the helm of his vessel.

Our boat and captain

The volcanoes around Lake Atitlan were visible in the distance.

Volcanoes in the distance

We stopped for a look inside the mangroves.

Touring the mangroves

Then back into our merry craft.

Back onto the boat

There were lots of local fishermen out at sunrise.

Local fishermen

We got back to the hotel and ran into our friend Felix, wearing only a towel and carrying a one-eyed parrot!

Felix and the one eyed parrot

Then over breakfast I heard a strange sounding “Hola” from behind the next table. Turned out there was a chatty little parrot in town!

That concludes this edition of MacNews. Check back soon for more exciting action! 🙂

Adios Guadalajara

Adios Guadalajara. I’ve called you home for the last couple of months. My first step into Latin America. You felt so familiar and comforting upon my return from Belize. Now, I shall bid you adieu. I shall roll onwards to pastures new.

Tomorrow I’m booked on Mexicana flight MX565 from Guadalajara to Mexico City, then MX385 from Mexico City to Guatemala City. I’ll stop in Guatemala for probably just over a week. I’ll book a flight from Guatemala City to San Jose, Costa Rica for the middle of next week.

My house and flatmates here in Guadalajara are awesome. One of the best houses I’ve lived in. I’ll have fond memories of this place.


Arrived in Guadalajara

After a short 3 hour flight from LAX, I arrived in Guadalajara. I timed it well, Mexico were playing Honduras for a place in the World Cup. At least, I think it was related to the World Cup! We collected a Venezuelian friend of Pepe’s, dropped my bags, and straight to La Diablita Cantina.

Alas, Mexico lost 0-1 to Honduras. The defeat was taken in remarkably good spirits by the Mexicans. Apparently the local team lost just a few days ago, so perhaps they were emotionally prepared.

I left my camera at home, but I grabbed this (rather poor quality) snap from my phone. It was a great welcome to Mexico, a perfect first night.

Now I’m searching for an apartment in Guadalajara. Any tips / suggestions / pointers / etc would be greatly appreciated.