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New Cruiser: Expeditions

The travels of an all aluminum Land Cruiser and its owners…

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Guatemala

Guatemala is has some of the most amazing natural riches in Central America – huge waterfalls, beautiful forests, and the highlands are a few. The people have suffered tremendously in the past 20 years or so – in 2004 it was relatively stable, but because of the history of political unrest, people are quite guarded. But once they trust you, they open their homes to you unconditionally!

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Guatemala

Esquipulas, Guatemala - November 24, 2003
We were unable to get an early start this morning as planned, and thus did not make it across to Honduras. We awoke this morning to discover that all of our gear that was strapped to the roof of the truck had been stolen in the night. That includes our 2 fold-up camping chairs, a […]

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Coban, Guatemala - November 23, 2003
We awoke early this morning to beautiful mist in the valley where we were camped beside the river. After a breakfast of a huge pancake surrounding fruit, granola, yoghurt and honey, we headed off to Coban – two hours away – with Lisa and Ben. We went out for chinese lunch, and then dropped off […]

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Semuc Champey, Guatemala - November 20, 2003
We went to the hot springs this morning (the hot waterfall) only to discover that it wasn’t all that hot! It rained alot last night, and so although the falls were hot, the river below the falls was quite cold because a cold river joined it right beneath the falls. Quite disappointed and intent on […]

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Lago de Izabel, Guatemala - November 19, 2003
We left our gorgeous lake this morning and headed south towards some hot springs that we have read about which are located near the largest lake in Guatemala, Lago de Izabal. We had to stop along the way to get our exhaust reconnected (2 bolts sheared off – it wasn’t anything major), although one of […]

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Lago Peten Itza, Guatemala - November 18, 2003
We crossed into Guatemala this morning after going to see 1,000ft falls this morning in Belize (not all that exciting, as the fog set in just as we arrived and it was hard to see the water!). The border crossing was a breeze, and before we knew it, we were heading into the Guatemalan interior. […]

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