Hotel Ciudad Vieja
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Continental Breakfast
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... in the wrong town after 5 hours on a chicken bus... Hopped on tuc tucs and headed to San Marcos to find our hostel! We were greeted by the locals who were amazing and my little pal, Francisco, carried my bags down the village (don't worry, I didn't force him, he defo offered!!) Stayed in a cosy log cabin treehouse hostel which was so cool and overlooked the whole lake! We decided to have a wander about and came across the most hippy kinda bar ever ...
... They served a boxed lunch, sandwiches and a cake with water, pop or juice. A movie, with English subtitles played on the DVD. I got a Guatemalan newspaper to practise my spanish I feel the need to, as I understand little of what our stewards are telling us on route. We arrive at the border at 5pm. We park the bus, they serve coffee and cookies. The immigration officials board the bus, ...
... themselves. Our guide told everyone to lean back when you were going to jump off the swing but there was this one Romanian lad who did it twice and both times he leant forward and fell flush on his face. It was hilarious. We then went over to the bridge where all the locals were jumping into the river. The other two lads didn't want to jump but I said I'd have a go. They said it was 14m high but when I got up there it felt like 100m. It reminded me of the time I tried to climb ...
... find a restaurant which had a free corner seat with glass window and mesmerising view over the main street below. I ordered a pizza which only came 'grande' and because of my bad Spanish I ended up agreeing to all the extras. As i munched my pizza and noticed a beggar on the street and I guess he saw me stuffing myself too. I could only get through two thirds of the pizza. Normally I don't give to beggars, but rather charities, but since it was Christmas and food waste ...
... in it.
Once the thermal pools circuit, along with our delicious smoothies were finished, we headed to the combined steam and hydrotherapy baths. The suggestion is to alternate spending 10 minutes in the steam room and then 10 in the hydrotherapy bath for an hour. The steam room was way too hot for us though so we probably only spent about 5 minutes at a time in there before spending longer in the bath each time. I found the hydrotherapy bath to ...