In taking the boat ride along the Rio Dulce to the coast we were able to see how life still transpires in that region of Guatemala. I generally pride myself on being able to quickly name where each of our 20,000 photos were taken with only a moment’s glance but this photo gave me a challenge. Sure, now that I know this was Guatemala that looks right but it could have just as been taken in Uganda, Malawi or pretty much anywhere in Southeast Asia.
I actually think the owners of this house have things relatively good. Their house looks big, their river is pretty clean and it looks like their roof is fully functional. I wish I could live in a house with a thatched roof like the one in this photo. Maybe someday!
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IF YOU GO: Guatemala is a great country to visit and to learn Spanish. We visited this region on our way back from Tikal. I didn’t particularly like the boat ride along the Rio Dulce, but the rest of the region was pretty cool.