Left Tuxtla Gutierrez at 8 am so we could get to Guatemala City by days end. Climbed high over a pass and was some spectacular scenery and 280 km later we were at the border at La Massilla and an hour later we were through the border . Another 290 km to go, and the road carves through huge mountains on either side of you for miles on end with speed bumps galore for 75 km. The road twists and turns for 230 km. and the buses drive at horrific speeds can barely overtake them. Arrived in Guatemala City in the dark and went straight to the hotel where Mario's wife was awaiting him. showered and went out for a fantastic dinner where the gang polished off a liter of whisky over dinner to celebrate their triumphant and safe return home. Ban Bans brother, Thomas, paid for everything and then they puffed on some Cuban cigars and then retired to bed.