04.12.2006 28 °C
I've left Guatemala after one awesome month. Learned a little spanish, but have all my tenses confused and I'm a bit nervous about speaking becuase I'm certain I'll use the wrong tense. Somehow I'm managing to communicate my basic needs, room, food, where's the bus? After Xela I headed north to Tikal -- amazing! Did a sunrise tour, had to get up at 3 AM. Didn't even see the damn sunrise due to fog, but still amazing. Those howler monkeys sure do make a lot of fricken noise! Stayed in a cool hostel (Los Amigos)in Flores where I was reunited with a couple travelling buddies. It was in Flores that I realized my debit card (link to all my funds) was missing. It had taken me a coulpe days, a few long bus rides to get to Flores so I was not sure when or how I managed to loose it. I called the bank, had it cancelled right away. I found it the next day, but it was to late. I went in to super frugal mode. No restuarants, cheap(and a bit dodgy) hotels. They came with stinky bathrooms and cockraoches -- gratis. Really not to bad.
Made my way to Tela, Honduras hung out at the beach where I meet a local guy named Benjamin. My lucky guide. He showed me around bought me coffe (DAMN I miss my coffe!) strongest cup of joe I've had in a while, and some food too. Said he could see the hunger in my eyes? What? I think that's my stomach buddy. We visited a cool Garifuna village by the beach. Very friendly people of Caribbean descent, other than the language barrier I felt right at home (they speak a completely different language that's a mixture of spanish, french and english). They even got me to dance. I thought I had a move or two but I'm still working on the hip action.
I'm currently in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Been here for a couple days. Had to stay an extra day so I could get some money exchanged from the bank. Paid for my hotel room (they let me stay a extra night since I was out of funds) and bought a big bag of bagette bread. Should tide me over until Nicaragua. Will be there for a week or so before heading down to Costa Rica to see friends from AK. So DAMN excited i might pee my pants!