Grand Tikal Futura Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Tikal Futura Hotel Guatemala City
The food at this restaurant was YUM! The surroundings were beautiful as well. We did not sleep here, we only ate at the restaurant.
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... far travel is very slow. Glimpses of the countryside reveal a beautiful lush green landscape with villages climbing up the sides of the mountains, terraced fields, dense forests and areas of bare hillsides stripped of trees for firewood now covered with grassy vegetation. These bare hillsides are a huge problem in the rainy season with nothing left to hold the soil.
Entering another small town we ...
... and asking me about my travel plans. Sometimes, like on this occasion, I only tell people I am travelling for two weeks, which seems much more modest than a 2hr month trip.
At the border, I noticed that people can walk in without bothering to get their passports stamped, but I made sure I got mine stamped when both leaving Mexico and entering Guatemala. I met some youg Mexicans and we went to a fried chicken place. Overall, I wish there would be more healthy food on offer! Anyway, ...
... wanted) and instead taking 4, yes 4 chicken buses to get there! Each one staying true to the ‘how can there be this many people, where are they coming from… STOP MANIFESTING!’ and generally getting on my tits. Plus sides were CHEAP, and you never had to wait – its always get off one bus, jump on the next and VALE, VALE, VALE! I wasn’t able to do the usual blog writing, box set watching, time consuming things on any of my laptop during any Guatemalan ...
... which was amazing!
We then went past the police academy (the policemen were all carrying what looked like toy guns but I'm sure they weren't).
Went past beautiful neo-colonial buildings - Eddie explained that there was a ruler who ruled Guatemala for 40 years and during that time oversaw the construction of these buildings but he was very self centred and branded these buildings with his political party name (the number 5) - ...
... who had been there since 1975, and his Guatemalan wife. His photos were all over the walls. We found plenty to talk about, and he convinced me to go see the lake and volcanoes at Atitlan (which I had missed on purpose). So I slipped my so called schedule a day and will go up there tomorrow.
The road from Quezaltenango to Antigua was a great motorcycle ride. A wide highway through the hills with ...