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It's not the Heat - It's the Humidity
Jaguars, banditos, and earthquakes, oh my!

Catus orchidCatus orchid (Jeri Fritz)
After a river ride seeing cormorants and storks fly along our boat, we hiked up to Augateca. At 106 degrees and high humidity, the jungle felt just like an Oklahoma summer day. We hiked through a deep gorge while taking care to avoid slipping on the wet moss covered rocks. The next day as we were leaving for Flores, we passed a team of archeologists, including world renown Mayan researcher, Arthur Demarest, who are knowledgeable guide, Melvin, recognized. We lamented that we did not have a chance to dine with his group and learn more about the recent expeditions. Once in Flores, we walked into and around town. We returned to our hotel by tuk tuk, an essential for the complete Guatemala experience.

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