Gran Hotel De La Isla
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... 100 other tourists who had already taken their seats on the top of the temple, high powered cameras in hand. Unfortunately for them, the mist did not lift and the group of disappointed tourists moved on. Jen and I decided to stay on the temple a bit longer and enjoy the sounds of the jungle after the hum of the tour bus tourist had dissipated. As we watched the mist waft its way through the jungle canopy below us we managed to spot some beautiful ...
Had another 8 hour shuttle bus to Flores in the very north of Guatemala and it was fine up until the final two hours when this hippie sort of lad starting playing the guitar and singing. I'd have had no problem with it but he was absolutely awful. No one had the heart to tell him to stop but I'm sure the majority wanted to put his head through the guitar. We got to the hostel around 7pm and it was quite a nice one. It was called Los amigos and had everything you needed. We ...
... we stayed on the bus and drove for quite some distance before we got to the car park and visitors centre. Even here the guide apologised for the late arrival and offered to conduct a free tour up to the middle of the site where he would leave us to do what we wanted. Sure enough, he was as good as his word and after showing us a few of the temples, he advised us the best route to take and where we could take good pictures before disappearing back to the bus. Sometimes ...
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That evening I met up with Sarah (from the El Salvador adventure), her boyfriend Carlos and one of her friends for dinner. We sat outside and had good food and good conversation with the sound of the band drifting from the restaurant out into the garden. It was a fun evening and I enjoyed it immensely.
The next morning I had an early start to catch a bus to Chichicastenego where there is a traditional Mayan market. Wow this place was a full on assault on ...
... tuk-tuk! I can't say we were surprised but did feel bad for the innocent tuk-tuk driver. We got everything booked up and had an early supper as we were due to be picked up at 3am the following morning. We really questioned the wisdom of this idea at 2.30am when the alarm went off, but once we made it to Tikal, about an hour and a half away by a safe, seatbelt-equipped, well-driven and robust mini-bus, we knew it was going to be a bit special. Still pitch-black, we walked for ...