The garden of the house that we stayed in was excellent for bird watching.
We were told that there was a pyramid in the area, and that it was possible to either walk there or take a collectivo (shared jeep-taxi-bus). We waited around for the collectivo, but nothing arrived, so we started walking and figured we'd flag it down when it went by. It never did.
Here is Josh with our enthusiastic friends. Paco and Rex*: they were a bit of an odd couple, but were the best of friends. On the left, Paco, a happy-go-lucky chaser of chickens, or any other small animals he happened to see. On the right, Rex, a bit more laid-back, but did capture a goose by the neck at one point during our walk.
The little boys who were showing us around captured this poor bat.
The dogs did not want to go home after our long walk, so we found out where they lived and walked them back to their house. Rex ran thankfully inside, but Paco kept following us. He then slept on the doorstep of the house we were staying in all night, and was ready and eager for another walk when we left at 5am to catch our jeep. One day Laura will go back there and steal Paco to take to Canada.
Our early morning jeep broke down a couple of hours into the journey...