Hotel Isla De Flores
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Flores was a bit of a treat! It's a short 45 minute flight from Antigua up to the north east of Guatemala towards the Belize border, surrounded by jungle and quite remote.
Flores itself is a tiny little island connected to the mainland by a single road. It is surround by a massive lake (Lake Peten) which occasionally overflows into the …
... to see the sky change colour as the sun went down behind the clouds from the back of temple 4.
Of course, by this time, it was utterly dark under the canopy of the trees. We had a headtorch but very little idea of how to get back to the gate. So we joined the crowd, one of whom was a guide, and made our way out with them. It was 7.30pm by the time we exited the site, and we were going back in at 4.30am!
The tent ...
... stunning edifices of Tikal, our favourite was Temple V, the oldest on the site. Although only one edge of Temple V has been excavated, the corners of the stepped pyramid were perfectly rounded, offering a glimpse into the architectural beauty of the ancient Mayan world.
Finally succumbing to the overwhelming heat, we started heading back towards the entrance and the awaiting shuttle, but not before having one last spider monkey encounter as one sat meditatively in a tree a ...
... best seats in a minibus are the single ones door side. Here you get more leg room, particularly if you are right next to the door. More often than not the minibuses in LA have seats that are too close together for western height people, but time and again I see dudes (and indeed girls) crammed in so that they can be next to their other halves rather than spreading out in better options. I bring this up today because a couple so desparate to sit next to each other ...
... myself! I learnt a lot from others, hints like learning how to say please and thank you in all the countries we go to, how to do a panoramic shot with my phone. I am grateful for the sense of connectedness I felt when hearing the different bird life in Tikal. Tikal is amazing, I would highly recommend it to anyone and what we also learned is that the stories of poor safety ...