Monday, April 9, 2018

Ixpanpajul

It looks like infinity, doesn't it?

I finally dove into my 800 plus collection of Guatemala photos and surfaced with Ixpanpajul. I didn't know what to expect during the adventure, since my husband researches all of our activities. I'm glad I didn't know a darn thing. Because of all the steps it took to reach the infinite hanging bridges! They were more fun than a zip line, I figured. (although Ixpanpajul has them too) That's because we were able to spend more pulse racing time, hovering high above the jungle. It wasn't over in an instant.


Me!


We looked down on howler monkeys.





The world below our feet. 

It was so scary!





After the 4th bridge - and a relaxing swing in a hammock at the tipity top - we started our descent down the mountain. 

This photo was taken from the towering heights of our last bridge crossing. The 5th bridge.

















The horses and animals really made this day a bucolic affair. One of my best memories of Guatemala.


P.S. I have a new post over at The Chorus of the Crows!  It's about three bold and scrappy book thieves...

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17 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

The photos looking down at the jungle from the bridge are wonderful, as are the animals. However, just the idea of such a bridge terrifies me! But thank you for being so brave, and sharing these photos with us.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lydia C. Lee said...

That looks so fun!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Great photos but I must admit I wouldn't want to cross that bridge.

NC Sue said...

That bridge looks positively frightening! But you got some great shots!
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Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

So so lovely! Though the bridge would give me a few heart palpitations.

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Lady Fi said...

Lovely views and creatures - but that bridge!! (Scare of heights...)

Fun60 said...

What a different perspective those bridges ust give you.

Findlay Wilde said...

I would love to walk across that bridge

Connie Smiley said...

What an adventure! Beautiful!

Betty Crow said...

Sure looks like fun, but I have a fear of heights, so I would have to decline. Happy Wednesday!

Pea bea said...

Oh to do that must have been amazing. My knees would be so weak. Beautiful sharing. Thanks.

Molly said...

The view looks amazing but I think my horrible fear of heights would stop me going on it

Mollyx

DUTA said...

Hanging bridges are scary! Kudos to you and your husband for crossing these bridges! You're a nice looking, courageous pair!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Awesome photos! I would definitely be more interested in bridges than zip lines (even these ultra-skinny bridges!). Love the "world below or feet" shot!!

Stanley Hattman said...

Yikes!! You wouldn't catch me on such a bridge..but my hat's off to you and hubby.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm back...this time from Skywatch Friday, to say your photos still terrify me, but I love the word "Ixpanpajul" — if you can pronounce that, you're good to go, right?
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Linda Hensley said...

I think I'd love the bridges, but of course that's said while being much closer to the ground. Wonderful photos as always!