Travel Blogs from Flores, Guatemala

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Tikal and bruising my bum!, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Tikal and bruising my bum!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... from the beer soaked sweaty gringo. I'm not going to go into too much detail about the tour, but if you are ever in Guatemala or Central America, this is the mother of all Maya ruins. We are shown a small scale version and the guide informs us of the ...

The Last of Guatemala, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

The Last of Guatemala

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... years later), the locals were worshipping a statue of the horse as a manifestation of the Mayan rain god, Chac. Flores is nice, though everything is geared toward the tourist industry. Lots of travel agencies, hotels, and non-typico restaurants. ...

Survivor, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Survivor

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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I woke up very early in Antigua and a shuttle brought me to the Guatemala airport. I got out at the domestic airport. It wasn't an airport really. They brought me to this office where they brought people in to check in. It was boring to be there. But the ...

Flores and Tikal, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores and Tikal

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... didn't do it for me (but I will come back at some point and check out the Yucatan area and maybe reassess my option). However Guatemala is an amazing place. It seems to be so much more greener than Mexico. We are only here for five days but, given the ...

Breaking and entering, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Breaking and entering

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Even though I was in bed by about 20.00, I donīt feel remarkably good today and nor does Dave.   We are due to leave today but first have to pick up our laundry from down the road.  Noone there.  Go for breakfast. Return to ...

Flores and the Money Man, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores and the Money Man

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... machine and pulled out about ten cards and said take which one is yours,  ahhh the double edged sword of the convenience of Guatemala.  And, of course, there was no money in my account.  Money Man managed to clear out my account in one day ...

Ahh! You Want a Bribe?, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Ahh! You Want a Bribe?

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... we help a corrupt customs guy, especially when we're near the end of our trip and are basically broke!   On the Guatemala side of the border things changed.  The road went from being fairly well kept to majorly bumpy with massive (I mean ...

Flores and hub to fantastic Mayans ruins, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores and hub to fantastic Mayans ruins

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Flores, ...

Flores, Tikal and Rio Dulce, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores, Tikal and Rio Dulce

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... half hence we started from Mexico and worked our way south and around. We were quite looking forward to seeing Antigua again and Guatemala is generally a pretty cool place to go. From Belize, we made our way over the land border to Guatemala but on ...

Crossing another border, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Crossing another border

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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Today I left Belize and entered Guatemala. Back to speaking spanish again. It is an AMAZING country ... amazingly cheap too. I went to the ATM machine for the first time and had no problems. I was so happy it worked, I took out $100 Quetzales, grabbed my ...

North to Mayan ruins, Tikal and Flores, Guatemala travel blog

North to Mayan ruins

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Was scary arriving in Guatemala City last night.  Was only about 1900 but was pitch black and for ages we didnīt see a soul on the streets just steel shutters across EVERY building.  Not encouraging. We did find some people eventually and ...

Mayan mystique meets Star Wars, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Mayan mystique meets Star Wars

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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Waking up to the eery silence of the jungle before dawn we boarded the 5AM bus for the town of Flores, Guatemala, deciding to take the direct route and skip Bonampak and Yaxchilan. Mexico was proving a strain on the budget, and we had bigger Mayan ruins ...

Illegal Alien, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Illegal Alien

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... . I got my passport stamped but later learned from other travelers that that was the Belize exit stamp. So I had no entry stamp for Guatemala and I am an illegal alien. Apparently, there was a small shack I was supposed to stop at for the stamp but the ...

Flores - Lakeside Retreat, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores - Lakeside Retreat

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... tour just a few hours after we had set off. We spent the majority of the afternoon securing tickets for a flight to Guatemala City the following day. Eventually, having walked to the airport and back, we established that it was actually cheaper to get ...

Sunrise Over Tikal, Tikal, Guatemala travel blog

Sunrise Over Tikal

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... Iīm battered but its been a top day today. We woke up at 3am for a bus ride to tikal, which is 1 and half hours from Flores where we are staying. At the gate like a typical englishman I got a cup of tea and walked with the rest of the group through ...

Flores - Departure for El Mirador, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores - Departure for El Mirador

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Go to the internet, call my sister to wish her a belated happy birthday. Go to the supermarket and buy cream cheese and crackers.  Discover Bacardi Gold is about 3 pound fifty a bottle. Sit on the balcony with the rum and coke.  Meet a couple ...

ticking off Tikal, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

ticking off Tikal

A travel blog entry by kris

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... 6.00am and rounded up some more backpackers around town including 3 lads that I'd met up in the San cristobal hostel. The journey to Guatemala is all set up by the travel agents in palenque town and by the time you arrive in Flores, everybody who went to ...

Flores & Tikal., Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores & Tikal.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... or so required to see the most important ruins. Some of the climbs included very high rickety ladders. Time to leave Guatemala behind. The traditional Mayan people are just lovely. They are small people, gentle, caring with colourful clothes. They never ...

Eastern Guatemala, Rio Dulce, Guatemala travel blog

Eastern Guatemala

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... accountant from Idaho, we felt our odds of him using us as drug trafficking "mules" was pretty low. (Key facts about Guatemala: the largest Central American country population wise with about 14 million people, 44 percent of whom are Mayan. About the ...

Rebel base on Yavin IV: Flores, Guatemala, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Rebel base on Yavin IV: Flores, Guatemala

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... that we tried to get out of Flores as quick as possible, it was expensive (in relation to most of Guatemala).  Today (Friday) we then headed for Dangriga in Belize via Belmopan.  We bought our ticket from Flores to ...

Guatemala the Mayan land, Flores, Lago Isabal, Antigua, Lago Atitlan.....BANDITS!!!, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala the Mayan land

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... the people, Belizian people make it appear as though they are very busy doing nothing (or it may be true!!). Our crossing into Guatemala was pretty straightforward if not a tad costly, but it saved us on time. you pay monies to various offficials, but ...

Flores, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... did it and he was covered with injuries and bruises. San Ignacio itself isn't that great so we decided to leave early to Flores, Guatemala for Tikal Ruins. On our way to Flores we came across the infamous coyotes. These are local ticket touts who try to ...

Flores - the fragrant city, thatīs city with an sh, Flores (with poo update), Guatemala travel blog

Flores - the fragrant city, thatīs city with an sh

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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Flores is a beautiful if touristy paradise in northern Guatemala. The small city is located in the middle of a huge lake accessible by bridge. It is a welcomed contrast to Coban, the Pflugerville of Guatemala (or the Croydon of Guatemala to those in the ...

Flores, Guatemala 31st Aug - 2nd Sept, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores, Guatemala 31st Aug - 2nd Sept

A travel blog entry by fae-neilvsworld

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... but we made it. This was an unexpected place to end up as we just took the first bus out of Belize to any city in Guatemala and Flores ended up to be where we went! Flores itself is a small island on a lake and is connected by one road. Its mainly ...

Flores, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Flores

A travel blog entry by kevandsian

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Hi Guys, You can read our update from Flores and Tikal in our entry from Antigua, Guatemala entitled 'The Last of Our Real Adventures - For a While......'. Cheers, K & ...

Machismo, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Machismo

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... . As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism." In my experience in Guatemala they have mostly been shy and respectful. The only notable exception has been taxi drivers. Is that international, I ...

Border Crossing Belize - Guatemala, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Border Crossing Belize - Guatemala

A travel blog entry by panf007

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We woke up early. I criticized Juliette's flower dress, I told her we're going to Guatemala, not going shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I didn't mean to yell at her, she looked good however, but border crossing to Guate can be chaotic, and she ...

Tikal, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Tikal

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... the tree tops. That evening, we briefly explored the city of Flores, and the corresponding mainland town of Santa Elena, before taking an overnight bus to Guatemala City.  There, we transfered to a second bus to reach our next destination -- Xela. ...

Island in the Lake, Flores, Guatemala travel blog

Island in the Lake

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... takes about 15 minutes. The other way is via "auto-rickshaws" (see Darcy's picture with one).  We found the best food in Flores at "La Luna" address Calle 30 de Junio, which we fell in love with.  We ate their over the 4 days each ...

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