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By Boat to Livingston

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large_938978_13683106605184.jpgWe left at a reasonable time, 8.30 am. The trip by boat was a nice one. first we got a grand tour over the lake.

We saw different kinds of birds, herons, pelicans, even a vulture. We saw an old french fort, which now was government property and they turned the fort's grounds into a community park, also so they could keep the fort well preserved. the boat also took us along the houses on the shore, there were little shops as well. Some children tried to sell sea stars by coming to our boat in their canoes. We also saw the fishermen, a harbor with a lot of boats big and small. The tour took like 2 and a half hours before we actually arrived in Livingston.

Then we arrived at Livingston. The population originate for African slaves. And being so close to the caribbean it was supposed to have a different atmosphere compared to Mexico and Guatemala.large_938978_13683106607168.jpg Well except for the different origins of the people, the city isn't that different from anything else. Actually the town was like anything else. It had one street with shops we walked through, but it wasn't really that exciting to be there. The boat trip was more exciting then the town in my opnion. I did buy a hat there, but i mean people make a very big deal out of it, while it's not that very much. I mean if you want to go there, do so, but don't expect a completely different culture as they say there is...They have very nice drinks at the cafe overlooking the harbor.

After our visit we went back to Rio Dulce, which was another hour by boat. We had lunch, i had a tuna sandwich. Delicious tuna, really! And the fries were not too salty for a change :) After that it was on to Flores.


Posted by Astreia 17:00 Archived in Guatemala

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