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After visiting the Quetzal Sanctuary, we search out a route over the hills towards Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, where I hope to find a box of parts awaiting for me in order to ease my bike’s woes. We leave the highway and climb into the hills on a narrow dirt road.

Leaving the highway we start to climb into the hills in the afternoon light.

After a couple of hours as dusk falls we come to a river and find a campsite out of sight of the road.

My first campfire for quite a while provides...

... the evenings entertainment...

... and coffee and porridge for breakfast.

The riding is fantastic.

These mountain roads with pine forest...

...and loads of small streams to ford remind me of the north of Mexico.

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Paul and Siobhan | February 22, 2011 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Hi Anna,

    Glad to see you are still travelling and taking some beautiful photos. We met in Campeche v briefly, and have spread the word about your site ever since.

    We started keeping more track of your blog as our journey reaches its halfway mark. We are now in Chilean Patagonia, where the sun blazes in crystal bright skies, it really is fierce.

    We saw quetzals too in Manu, Peru, but not in the deepest jungle but right by the roadside in a tree!

    Continue tp enjoy Guatemala and we hope that you get your much awaited bike bits.

    Travel safe, and may the road go ever on…and on.


    SIobhan and Paul

  2. Lindsay | February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    It just gets more and more beautiful. Not only the landscape, the people are gorgeous too. I think I’d like to ahve a look myself – but in a large landcruiser with A/C…..

  3. anna | February 24, 2011 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    Nice to hear from you Siobhan and Paul.

    Lindsay, you can be my support vehicle if you like….

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