Monday, 17 March 2008

Weekend Travels - Rio Dulce and Livingston

I then went on to Rio Dulce and took a boat trip down the river to Livingston on the Caribbean Coast. Livingston can only be reached by boat and has quite a Caribbean atmosphere alongside indigenous Mayan culture (and a few rastafarrians and hippy travelers.) And it was very hot! It was also a bit of shock to see men go about their daily lives with a gun at their belt. It's normal in Guatemala and generally in Latin America to see armed guards outside banks and other businesses, but seeing 'normal' people with guns is new to me. I'm not entirely sure that I want to get used to it!

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