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It's long, bumpy road to Lanquin, but it was worth it. El Retiro was an awesome experience; we got our own thatch-roof hut for the night, and at dinner they make one meal and everyone eats together. Very cool, and you get to meet lots of other travellers that way. Semuc is this amazing land formation where a river goes underground for about 300m, and over top of this 'land bridge', some of the river also forms a long series of crystal-clear pools, with stairstepped waterfalls all the way along. At the end of it there's this one big waterfall that lands where the rest of the river comes out of its cave. Very beautiful. After getting back from Semuc we rented some inner tubes with some friends and the caretaker of El Retiro. We hiked up the road a ways, then got on the tubes and slowly drifted back through the jungle.
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El Retiro - Reading "The Bean Trees". Good book.