Hola, mi amigo!
After we left Belize, we headed to Guatemala. The first impression was quite funny, but it was a good example of how interesting and beautiful is the life here, in this country.
We walked through the border, then we found a little bus, which took us to the place where we wanted to go. But… (there’ always a but :))) this bus was full of people, and by full, I mean like 20 people on 12 seats and all the baggage (bags, backpacks and a basket of alive chickens) tied to the top of the bus. And then suddenly, in the middle of the road… we stopped. It broke down. Just like that. :)) After 20 minutes, another bus came and took us to Lake Petén Itza.
We were living around this lake for one week.
Now, let me tell you about the life around the lake.
About Lago Petén Itza.
I think that the beauty of this lake it the blue and turquoise colour of it. I felt like on the beach in Croatia! The water is crystal clear…
There are just two main occasions when the water is disturbed. There are a lot of people crossing the lake by boat or they use the boat for fishing. The other thing is, that locals from the villages all around the lake, go to the lake to wash their clothes and to take a bath. I mean the infrastructure in Guatemala is so bad, that often there is no water or no electricity.
So, we did the same way.
(here you can see me with the baking soda in my hands, just about to start washing my hair)
The story of our most unique
She really liked to go to school when she was younger. But before she could finish it, she met a guy, who became her boyfriend. He was jealous of her studies, so he convinces her to run away with him. She got pregnant, and they got married. 6-7 years later, they had 2 amazing sons, but their marriage wasn’t going really well. Maria-Luisa had a bad accident when she almost died. Then her husband left her. She couldn’t walk, she couldn’t use her right arm because of the accident, and she was left alone with two kids. With the help of her Mom, of her family, she slowly started to recover. She went to church every day.
BTW, Close to this lake there is a really famous and popular Mayan site, called Tikal. We decided not to visit it, but next time we won’t miss it out, for sure.
I could not be more grateful for being part of this family! We learned a lot about appreciating the small things in life and how strong we can be if we really believe in it!