Welcome to Guatemala, where Mayan direct descendants still live. It is the center of the geographical region where that civilization flourished. Today, that 50% of the population use more than 20 different Mayan languages to communicate.
Our destination today, far from the port, was Rio Dulce and the town of Livingston at the mouth of the river.
Rio Dulce is the connection between Lake Izabel and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a National Park, because it is a biological corridor and, also, because of the bio-diversity it protects.
A water Lily garden
Locals wait to sell their handicrafts
This family opened their home and small convenience store for us.
Yum. Homemade tortillas and salsa!
Need some motor oil with your cabbage?
Stocking the “sale boat” (heh, heh.)
The tropical shores were teeming with cranes and other elegant white birds (Ibis, Egrets, Storks?)
We spent some time in Livingston, home of the Garifuna, a people who came from St. Vincent Island, off the coast of Venezuela. Our stop included a lunch of chicken, beans, rice and vegetables at “Happy Fish” Restaurant.
Pelicans make a fishy crew.
What glorious weather we had today in this tropical paradise!