Okay, so I made it to
Well after I ate a TEN DOLLAR sandwich (Yea, TEN DOLLARS) at the airport in Chicago, I found my gate and found a corner to try and sleep in. I'm pretty sure I fell asleep for about an hour sometime between 12:30 and 2am. Boarded the plane at 2:30 and left a little before 3. WHAT was I thinking with a 3am flight?? Well, I know what I was thinking, I was thinking this is $200 - what a deal!! Won't be doing that again...I'm too old for this all night stuff! ;) And who eats breakfast (waffles!) at 4am!? Well I do apparently... But it was still TOO EARLY even for me! (I’m a morning person)
The flight was about 4 hours, on a BIG jet but I just couldn't get comfortable. I sat next to two young boys from
I was surprised at how run down it is. I guess I was expecting something, I don't know, nicer?? Pretty dirty and run down and slummy in my opinion. So I got off the plane and followed the signs to immigration and customs, NO ONE in line. The airport is dead at 6am!! :) Once I got through that, I exchanged a little bit of money (only a little bit because you always get crappy rates at the airport!) and then headed for the EXIT sign. I was told to walk outside and head to the right and I will find shuttle buses going to
I sat on this curb for about 30 minutes waiting, talking to some other guy who spoke pretty good English. He told me all about
BUT - it turned out to be a good decision! He turned out to be SUPER nice, an older guy from
Hostel 5 is clean, owner (in the pic) is super friendly and very helpful. I have a shared dorm room with six beds in it and a bathroom! So long story short, the driver was a super great guy. And I am one lucky girl. So anyways, I could write more, but I'm going to bed now. (Oh and I gave him $20 instead of $10 for being so nice and not kidnapping me!) ;)
I'M HIKING PACAYA VOLCANO this afternoon!! Can't wait! I'll try and write more tonight - and mom, if I buy a phone today, I'll try and text you or something.