Del Patio Tikal
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... crossing into Guatemala, my 4th country of my trip now! Alex decided to travel with me so nice to not go on my own. Thought we'd arrive at 2 but didn't get here til nearly 5. We didn't really trust the guy that drive us from santa Elena to Flores, trying to sell us everything before we'd even got chance to research anything. We struggled to get money from arms, tried a couple but neither of my Santander cards would work do had to try nationwide which ...
5 Youth Hostel Los Amigos (not connected to YHA or HI0 http://amigoshostel.com/ really good place, good staff, good food. No kitchen but very social.
Distance Travelled (approximate kilometres)
By Air 21433 (http://www.airmilescalculator.com/)
By Road 8114 (according to Google Maps and http://www.travelmath.com/drive-distanc e/ and not including day trips, etc)
By boat 1031 kilometres
... for the trip. Our group: Myself, Ash, Ross, Ian (an Aussie from Perth), Diego (Our token Italian and patient translator), Matt (an American guy), Leander (a Dutch guy) and Leander's girlfriend at the time Stephanie (They broke up on the last night of the trip). The first day was a short 23km hike to El Tintal through some reasonably rough ground. The archeologists at El Tintal had just started work two days before we arrived so not a lot of the ruins were visible beyond ...
... anteater. I was really really excited and happy to see my first anteater! It was a very fun tour. I liked it a lot.
The sunrise tour wasn't fun. We had to get up early and there was lots of people. We didn't even see the sunrise! (I did see a grey fox...) I didn't like that tour AT ALL. But, in my time in Tikal I learned quite a bit. I learned about how, for the gods, they ...
... the pretty colourful streets and up to the church. The church is up on a hill with lovely views all back around the lake. I stopped around 3.30pm for a rather late lunch and had a burrito! Not particularly healthy!! A few hours of wandering around and sitting about until I caught a tuk tuk back to the airport (10Q). One thing I have noticed about Guatemala is the presence of the army and the police. Everywhere. And all with guns. You can barely ...