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Yesterday it was Jonas’ birthday. We had a calm and lovely day on Caye Caulker. We had fry jacks for breakfast, hung out by the ocean, went for coffee and mini doughnuts, talked a lot about future projects, bought the bus ticket for Guatemala, worked a little, went for a walk around the island, had dinner with our favorite Goats, went for ice cream and just relaxed at our perfect little cabana.

But it was also our last day on Caye Caulker. And is night time came my mood just went downhill. I don’t want to leave. I really don’t want to leave!

Our visa expires today. We’ve bought the bus ticket. There’s really no turning back, but Caye Caulker has been treating us so well that I just don’t want to leave. 

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Fry jacks are sooo yum!

We’re leaving for the unknown: Guatemala. People who have been there keep telling us how amazing Guatemala is. People who haven’t been there keep telling us how dangerous it is. We’re excited, but I just can’t be happy about going right now.

We’re leaving the Caribbean – the best place on this planet – to go inland. Flores, Guatemala. We have no idea where we’re staying yet. I always feel stressed out when we arrive somewhere and don’t have a place to stay yet. It reminds me of Rome where we just walked and walked around the whole night, trying to find a hotel that wasn’t full.

We didn’t succeed.

What if that happens in Guatemala? Of course it won’t. But that’s what’s going on in my head right now. What if it’s shit and we should have just stayed?

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The Split, Caye Caulker

Hopefully people are right and Guatemala will be awesome. It seems awesome and we’re very excited to see the Tikal ruins! We were amazed by the Mayan ruins we saw in Mexico – but this one should be something really special.

As you’re reading this we’re (hopefully) on a bus to Guatemala. My mood has (hopefully) changed and I’m super stoked about adding country no. 21 to the list.

We’ll be updating you on our mood on our Facebook Page when we arrive in Flores (and find some wifi!) so be sure to “Like” us for the juicy updates. Scams should be common in Guatemala so I really hope we’re careful enough to not be fooled.

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I’ll miss you, silly island.

8 Comments on Next Stop: Guatemala

  1. Laura
    April 1, 2014 at 5:33 am (4 years ago)

    Jeg bliver lidt irriteret på dig, når du er i dårligt humør over at skulle rejse fra Belize til Guatemala, Celia, haha. Altså vi sidder herhjemme i DK og venter bare på at det bliver den 2. juli så vi selv kan komme afsted ;) Haha. En af de knap så positive ting ved at rejse rundt og flytte sig fra et sted man virkelig synes godt om, er selvfølgelig at man ikke ved hvad der venter en, men man ved hvad man forlader. Men det bliver godt! Og det bliver måske endda bedre? Sådan havde jeg det da vi rejste rundt i Sydøstasien. Malaysia var lækkert, Vietnam var endnu bedre, Cambodja overraskede mig fuldstændig, og nogle af de bedste oplevelser fik vi i Thailand. Alle steder er charmerende på hver sin måde – og det er bare fedt at I tager jer tid til at opleve flere landes charme!

    • Celia Schow
      April 1, 2014 at 4:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Hahahaha! Da jeg læste det første af din kommentar, blev jeg helt bange! “Laura synes, jeg er irriterende!” haha. ;) Du har ret, det er lidt af et luksusproblem, men jeg var simpelthen så lykkelig over at bo på Caye Caulker. Det er virkelig et sted, vi helt sikkert skal tilbage til!
      Indtil videre er Guatemala lækkert, og jeg glæder mig meget til i morgen, hvor vi skal se ruinen Tikal. Vi skal af sted kl. 4.30 om morgenen, vores guide fik os kun overtalt, fordi det kun er om morgenen, man har mulighed for at spotte dyr som aber og tukaner! Det solgte han meget godt. ;)

      • Laura
        April 2, 2014 at 12:25 am (4 years ago)

        Hahaha! Du er skam ikke irriterende ;) Hvor lyder det lækkert med endnu en ruin-tur! Jeg tager turen ud til KUA i stedet for (det er også lidt en ruin i sig selv…) – god tur! :-D

        • Celia Schow
          April 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm (4 years ago)

          Juhuuu! Det er jeg glad for, søde Laura! ;) Haha!

  2. Adam @ Round the World we go
    April 2, 2014 at 3:23 am (4 years ago)

    Please let us know how Guatemala turns out.. I would love to go but a bit cautious, but that’s only from what we are told to hear.

    • Celia Schow
      April 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

      So far Guatemala is absolutely amazing!! We love it sooo much here. :) The people here are so nice and we haven’t experienced anything bad. I think it really depends where you go. We’ve been to Flores and Antigua so far and both places are amazing! We highly recommend it :)

  3. Dariece @GoatsOnTheRoad
    April 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm (4 years ago)

    Hey Guys!

    I’m sure you’re happy you left :) It sounds like you’re having a great time in Guatemala! We were so glad we were able to meet up with you, we had a wonderful time. Cheers & Happy Travels.

    p.s. we never did get to try Fry Jacks!!! When we went on our last day, they were closed…….

    • Celia Schow
      April 26, 2014 at 12:39 am (4 years ago)

      Of course! We’re enjoying ourselves so much here in Guatemala! :) However, I’m still dreaming of our time on a boat, floating peacefully through the Caribbean Sea with a rum punch in our hand and looking at the amazing Belizean islands. I’m telling you, it’s Paradise! :D

      Noooooooooo…. Fry Jacks were the best! Not for my generel health, I guess – but Y U M M Y ! Next time. :) I say we do Caulker again next year, eh?! :D


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