Gran Hotel De La Isla
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... and tedious with dirt roads and plenty of potholes but we arrive in Santa Elena and are informed the bus is too big to cross the Flores bridge so we are being shuttled on more buses there. Oh, and the only ATM in Flores doesn't work all the time haha. We are off to Lanquin tomorrow where there are no ATMs at all so stress levels start to rise. Neither of my bank cards seem to be accepted with many others having issues at the Santa Elena ATM but Purto has no issues ...
... and 5 minutes later after everyone else had come out, Pepe appeared about 10 metres to the left. After that we headed back to get out bags and took the 'cattle transporter' back to Lanquin, picking up a few locals as we went. Some bit were so steep I had to hold on pretty tight, but the car made it up nevertheless. We had packed a lot into what was a great day. We freshened up back at El Muro Hostel and went out for street food with Sam and Stefan. We walked around ...
Guatemala is a beautiful country. I learned that it also has many roads. Long, long roads with vehicles driving down those roads. Some of these vehicles are carrying tourists, such as myself. Some of these tourists don't realize how long the roads are, and how many hours of bus time they will endure.
I spent a lot of time in buses. Good news is that these buses brought me to magical places.
I headed out on my adventure by taking a bus, and then ...
... turn. A policeman stops the van; there is discussion between the officer and driver, looks like they do not want us to take the van up the narrow road. Hector gets out and talks to the officer, I don't know what he said but we were soon traveling up the narrow road to Sumpango.
Nearing the cemetery it becomes impossible for the van ...
... we didnīt find it so bad because in the meantime we got some food; nothing big just snacks but at least it was something.
When we finally departed, we could decide where to go. There was no direct transport to Tikal and to get there we would have to get off at El Cruce, which is the intersection where the route continues to Tikal and then flag down a bus or minivan going in direction to Tikal. There was just a slight difference in the price (Flores – Q30 p.p., El ...