Monday, July 9, 2007


On friday afternoon I left Guatemala City for Coban by bus. Arrived at night, eveything went fine and I found ahostel to spend the night.

Came back from a week-end in a remote Qeqchi Mayan village in Alta Verapaz at an altitude of 2500 meters. The views were great, the hike in the forest was nice and it was a very interesting way of knowing Mayan culture. Nights were rather cold up there, but as I had warm clothes, everything was fine, though the legs are aching today.

At the Xkape Coban restaurant, I had the chance to taste the local speciality, Kak-Iq, a turkey stew. At the end of the meal, it was possible to enjoy an espresso with cardamon, rather unusual in this part of the world, although Coban is one of the main exporters of this spice worldwide.

Will spend another night in Coban, waiting for a shuttle to Flores, recovering from the hikes and tasting local Mayan cuisine.

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