A quick update from the mountains of Guatemala from our first few days in country. The people here are warm and friendly; even more so than in Mexico which is almost hard to believe.
View from the window of “the office” as Ricardo of Pedal South calls anyplace we happen to be working. Our fist night in Guatemala was spent in a hotel next door.
Lunchtime! Notice the baggies of condiments! No fancy, expensive ketchup packets here!
This is Dyar and the infamous chicken bus. Chicken buses are old U.S. school buses painted up with a roof rack for luggage. They spew black smoke as they pass chocking our lungs.
Another chicken bus on the road to Huehuetenango.
Ricardo showers under a waterfall. Riley stops to film the action. Ever wonder how we clean ourselves? Usually we don’t but a waterfall? Too good to pass up!
Dyar relaxing while Riley finishes filming.
Bear spray because you just never know.
And machetes because, well, it’s Central America. Everyone in Central America needs a machete…
Over 6,000 miles now!
Guatemala is very mountainous. Luckily, the roads so far have been gradual.
What up Riley! How’s the ride? Hilly?
Sunscreen and mud cause sometimes you just gotta lie down.
We spent our second night in Guatemala camped in the parking lot of this restaurant that has a bridge located inside the building. The building is built on stilts hanging over a river gorge. Beautiful place.
Ricardo and I cowboy camped under the stars.
Riley and Dyar…
Does life get any better?
ENO hammocks doing their thing.
Graffiti in these parts is political. The road is lined in red and green.
These “paintings” are everywhere.
As are pepper plants.
They line the roof with sticks to shade and insulate the baby plants.
Think they’d survive on the back of my bike?!
Red and green. EVERYWHERE.
Yep. They sell water in bags here. One dollar for all this water.
It tastes like plastic. Yuk!
But, we must drink and we must drink a lot.
A farm in the mountains wraps up the pictures for this post. Next up: Two nights in a private cabin in the woods!