Hotel Salvador Gaviota
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- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... to panic. We had managed to delay this panic by changing up and spending the emergency $25 that had been given to us by Mary, in case we found ourselves in dire straits. We decided that being stranded in a party town with no recourse to alcohol was definitely dire straits enough. So thank you Mary, we had a great time.
We met a great group of people in San Pedro to share these beers with, and together we even ...
... church the coloured glass was shaped into a huge eye. There was also bullet holes in the front of the building and various artifacts inside serving as a vivid reminder of the times of unrest the country has suffered in the past. On the outside apparently there are the graves of some of the rebels carved into the steps high up in the building. How they managed to do that I’m not sure but it was a great story.
The next stop was a local crafts market where we had a look ...
... to find the Immigration office to get out stamps. There as no border patrol, fences or signage to indicate where the tourists had to go. You can easily see how the drugs move up the Caribbean coast quite trouble free with a few handouts/bribes to any border patrols who may be in the area. Luckily we weren't packing any drugs or guns so the immigration officer was happy to accept us into Guatemala. We had to take another small launch to our destination for the evening, Livingston. ...
... then stopped for a quick chicken and rice lunch before heading to the main attraction. The Semuc Champey pools. Upon entering the park, we climbed up if anything too many steps to the Mirador or viewpoint. It said it would take 1 hour 15 mins but it was more like half an hour. But half an hour of thigh burning. However it's good excessive and the view was amazing of the pools. We got some good pictures thanks to crazy Pepe, who was climbing the barriers and trees to ...
Another long day of minivan travel lay ahead. We start at 6am and are due to arrive at our destination in central Guatemala, a mountain town called Lanquín, at about 5pm. We cross farmland, then a small river on a metal/bamboo ferry in the middle of nowhere. At about midday we stop at a modern shopping centre to eat (a surprisingly good Panini) and to allow the gringo's to get cash out as where we are ...