Hotel Palacio Chico 1850
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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So I woke up at 7 because our bus to the beach left at 8, woke up, Erick, and he told me he couldn't go anymore. Apparently, that meeting he missed yesterday was actually a big deal, so he had to make it up today. I was super disappointed and a little ticked, but what could I do? I almost went by myself, but decided I'd rather stay ...
... when we had to jump in a 6 seater plane made out of tin that afternoon, meh! Adrenalin v hangover, Adrenalin wins every time.
Being in a tin can plane and not particularly high up definitely gave us the opportunity to see the Guatemalan landscape at it's best, rolling lush green hills and mountains were pretty breathtaking.
We arrived in Flores and after a panicked hour walking around trying to get money out, we finally ...
... On day one we hiked for roughly 5 hours to base camp at 3500m. This was tough, especially the first half an hour which does wonders for your morale! However, we knew the next morning was the hardest part. We underestimated just how hard this would be. After a 4am wake up call to hike up to the crater for sunrise neither of us thought we were going to make it, we were certainly on the edge of quitting. Somehow though we got to the top, hiking through the darkness for 2 hours ...
... prettier than Xela. The town centre has ancient ruins and fancy tourist restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. To make things even more fancy, we stayed at a lovely new hotel with a hot shower, proper towels, a courtyard, and really great art. Compared to Xela, I felt very luxurious. And we got a deal on the price :)
We got to Antigua early enough to spend a full day there. After eating breakfast at our hotel courtyard in the sunshine (we ...
... common rock and then a rock of jade to hear the difference between the two. We learned how jade was extremely important to the Mayan people and they spent insane amounts of time cutting it, carving it, and creating masterpieces from it. People, especially those of importance, were buried with jade all around them and one king was found buried at a Mayan site in Mexico with over 20lbs of jade on and around his body.
Being Halloween night, we saw many people ...