Monday, July 12, 2010
Viajero Tomahawk arrivo en Ciudad Guatemala
Hello everyone, after 70 hours of riding a bus in mexico I arrived at the border town of Tapachula Mexico. I took a van to the border crossing about 18 miles from Tapachula.
I was on the bridge seperating the 2 countries and about to enter passport control when I spied several folks crossing the river via rafts made of truck inner tubes, bailing twine and oak boards. so , for shits ang giggles, I decided to be a mojado myself and hired a guy to raft me and another dude across the river for 75 Mex pesos.
Right now Im an illegal alien in guatemala, Im currently staying in the 800 plus year old town of Antigua. Ill hang around here for a few days and figure something out.
the bus ride through mexico was long and uneventful. I did see a few interesting things along the way tho.
The first was 3 kids fishing in a canal using "HOBO" fishing rigs that looked like they were made on 1 liter pop bottles,Next I saw several old men selling hammocks of different types.
I also saw an old guy selling a crooked knife similar to a sicle but with a longer handle. there were 2 old guys making rope on an old time rope machine, and selling the rope along the road,it look like it was made from hemp or agave fibres.
There were several Ox carts on the side of the road, each containing several Indians, they all carried mochillas and machetes.
right before I arrived in tapachula, I saw 2 Caracara Mexican Eagles light in a giant hard wood tree. It is the same Eagle depicted on the Mexican flag. I have never seen these birds in the wild before.
Ill be posting a more detailed story on my blog later for those interested.
After my hike up pPataya Vocano tomorrow Ill post a few pics of the adventure.
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