Travel Blogs from Flores
On our way to Flores today, roughly a 4 hour trip from Rio Dulce.
Upon arriving we found our rooms weren't quite ready yet as we had arrived a little earlier than planned. We ended up leaving our big bags at the hotel and headed out to grab a bite to eat. It had been a while since some of us have had any fast food so some of us headed off …
... of stupidity. Kristy, Jen and I decided to pose 'God Save the Queen' at the hope of one of the ruins. We were feeling a bit overwhelmed by Americans. It had gone from ******* ran in the dripping interior of the 80s mobile to boiling hot on the ruins. Once we crossed the border the van was smaller bit drier. Speaking off on the ride to Guatemala Ashish came and sat between Jen and I and asked how we knew each other! Common dude, I know ...
... see yet another monkey or yet another colorful bird; now and then some other ruins of temples and palaces pop out of the vegetation, and in the end we somehow managed to return to the main square, with its two temples and the Acropolis: the show was very different from a few hours earlier, because the tourists have finally arrived and invaded the temples and the major sights. The peace and the timeless atmosphere are gone with their arrival: the archaeological site is ...
... we just wanted to get to our hostel. We had to go to our sister hostel and catch a boat across the lake to our hostel. It was an amazing set up with an awesome view back to Flores (that I don't think we ended up taking a picture of, but we did sit there looking at it over a few mojitos so it shouldn't be forgotten). The lady running the place was extremely rude....i think she was covering for her husband who ...
60km away from Flores is Tikal the most impressive of the Mayan civilisations. It's about 20km into the jungle and feels like you are in the middle of nowhere. It’s highly impressive and absolutely huge with towering pyramids over 60m high that poke out of the jungle canopy. Howler monkeys scream out & there is wildlife everywhere. The government has to fight hard every year to stop the jungle reclaiming it and you can see huge ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Peten Flores
Staying here was great, we had aircon and the rooms were fat nicer than anywhere else I have stayed in Guatemala, the view was even looking over the lake. Would defiantly come back here again if given the chance.
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