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.
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?
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.
I’ll miss you, silly island.