My Guatemala trip in numbers

I had highs and lows during my trip in Guatemala; maybe that’s the reason it was so difficult to say goodbye to the beautiful country. Long overdue, but here it is: a breakdown of my Guatemala trip in numbers:

  • days spent in Guatemala: 15
  • different means of transport taken: 6 (a shuttle bus, a mini bus, a chicken bus, a tuk-tuk, a boat, a 4×4)
  • longest travel time: 9 hours
  • different accommodations: 5
  • times I showered with hot water: 1
  • euros stolen: 480
  • number of times I spoke to the police: 2
  • times I thought this is the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen: 4 (sunrise in Tikal;  erupting Fuego volcano at night; lake Atitlan; and Fuego, Agua and Acatenango volcanoes from Cerro de la Cruz)
  • number of volcanoes I saw: at least 6
  • number of volcanoes I climbed: unfortunately only 1 (Pacaya)
  • number of hours of Spanish lessons: 12
  • number of bras lost: 1
  • euros spent on food per day: 15,3

+ some extras:

  • most heard song: the same as in Cuba: Felices los 4
  • most ridiculous sign: on the door of the post office in Antigua, announcing there are “no stamps and no international service for the moment”, because “postal service is in transition from private to public”.

That’s why my Guatemalan postcards were sent from Nicaragua. 🙂

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    A journalist turned media analyst turned storyteller. Already had a near death experience white-water rafting the source of the Nile, came three meters close to a green mamba and peed in front of a boat of thirty strangers in the middle of a rain forest. Stay tuned for new stories from my trip in Latin America!