Hotel El Peregrino
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... trouble and entered the site.
Most of the Mayan sites have small entrance fees. This one certainly knew how to charge. I can't remember how it was exactly broken down, as there were seperate charges for the museum, the tunnels, the interpretation centre, etc. In the end it came to around 777 Lempiera (£23 or US$35) which was certainly not cheap.
Inside we had a walk along the nature path - our unofficial guide suddenly reappeared like Will o' the wisp ...
... it had a little stream running through the bottom of it and at some points we were 300ft up!
On the second to last run the guides asked if we would like to go down
it upside down, you got a bit of a head rush but it was totally worth it
to see the upside down view! All too soon our tour was over and we were dropped back at the hostel. As our breakfast had been so good (granola with loads of fruit!) ...
... bus. Luckily we had Mora with us who speaks fluent Spanish! Two busses followed, one to Chiquimula (Q25) and then another to El Florido (Q25) on the border. We walked across the border and paid our Q10 departure tax and L65 entrance taxes and finally were in Honduras - first leg complete! We arrived at the border at 3.45pm so knew our chances of a bus up to La Ceiba were very low but assumed that there would obviously still be busses running to San Pedro Sulla, ...
We woke up today in no rush as we had a late departure out of Antigua in order to miss the traffic in Guatemala City on our way to Copan Honduras. After getting our stuff reorganized and packed we took advantage of the late departure to see some of the sights around Antigua that we missed yesterday. One of the highlights was stopping in to see La Merced church which had both the ruins from the original as well as the rebuilt church. After a quick breakfast near ...
... Soaring down the other side, taking in the mountains around us, the warm air streaming by—that was divine. The alternative is to be crammed into a bald-tired, suspension-less Turismo mini-van with 28 other passengers—no, thanks!
However, the first day in Guatemala, I hadn’t come to terms with “the beauty of contrasts.” We had spent our last morning in Belize visiting the Mayan site of Xunantunich, and then crossed the border to Guatemala ...
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