Hotel y Restaurante El Peregrino
Travel Blogs from Flores
Wow, what a trip! I got the privillage of going with Steve and Shannon to Coban and Tikal. It was a full day of flying, detours, sightseeing and taking it all in.
... Flores we spent organising accomodation and transport for the remaining 10 days of our trip as well as catching up with our blogs. We organised our last over night bus (Yes!) and paid a little more in the hope that there is no roaches on our return to Guat city. Our next stop is Panajachel which is a small town on the edge of an apparently amazing lake which is at the base of a volcano. Until then, ...
... was a tour rep on the bus who was encouraging us to buy a tour to Tikal from him at around £50 each. We realised he was ************ us when he told us that the English girls were already going when we already knew they that they weren't.
When we refused he cut up rough and tried to charge us again for the last leg of the journey. We refused and just got out of the bus.
We found the hotel, which we had already booked through booking.com. They tried ...
... says "far out" about 20 times a day and carries her Vegemite everywhere and is definitely one of the funniest of my travelling companions. She is only outdone in "Aussie-ness" by Steve who is a bush firefighter, ex army, who loves hunting and fishing and who you fully expect to whip out a barbie (BBQ rather than doll) from his back pocket and start cooking at any moment.
Finally I feel I should tell you about Nancy our tour guide which ...
... family wanted to take a taxi to the hospital but simply couldn’t afford it. They had just begun the 30 minute walk to the hospital, one that at their pace would certainly take longer.
I had to walk away before I began to cry. The taxi only costs 15 Quetzals. The equivalent of a mere $2.
It just wasn’t fair.
Disheveled I arrived at my hotel. I felt like I needed to talk so I ...