Hotel Regis Panajachel
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Lovely hotel on the Main Street, but feels removed from all the hustle and bustle. Love the natural hot spring pools! The staff is wonderful and most speak some English.
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It was good to have a more relaxed start to the day but, as usual when you are told that you can get up late, for some reason you wake early!
I didn't feel too good this morning. I put this down to either the motion sickness from yesterday or maybe the malaria tablets. I have been really careful not to eat anything that may have been …
I have to say that I'm not liking this whole allocated seat thing. I suffer from car sickness if I can't see the road clearly and from my grotty seat one row up from the back, there's no way I can see.
Not to mention, the wheel arch and some weird contraption which may be the heater or AC unit. So it's feet under the chin for the day with …
... be fine! We got to the tour office and waited to be picked up by the van. It was daunting waiting for it. But then we got in this really cool black surfy van and there were parachutes and stuff inside. Then we picked up another guy and the other instructor. We drove through the streets of Panajachel and up to the mountain listening to the music and smelling incense and the forrest. It was surreal. Then we got to the top and the view was amazing. We waited for a ...
... who would follow us down the street. Again, the women were in stunning traditional dress and we very much enjoyed the feel of the place, even if there was very little to do.
On Thursday 16th, we took a boat trip around the lake, to visit some of the other villages. We went to San Marcos la Laguna, San Juan la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, and Santiago Atitlan. They were all fairly similar to Panajachel, with lots of ...
... so I figured this would be our method of transportation. I was correct. We waited until about 6:10 or so to get loaded, in the bed of the truck, to make our roughly 30 minute journey to the base of the mountain that we were going to climb.
Let me just say up front, mountain climbing is not for those who are weak, and at this moment, I was feeling pretty weak. We began our journey up the mountain, who our guide as been up 5 times, ...