La Lancha Lodge
Travel Blogs from Flores
... who original said we weren't on his bus told us to get on! What the hell? Anyway, journey home we drove over about 5 mountains at top speeds, another crazy driver! Didn't help seeing little crosses on the side of the road! We made it back to the hostel at 7pm, enough time to go to the loo, grab our bags before being collected to be brought to Guatemala City to catch an overnight bus to Flores (9 hours). Stephanie herself drove us and two other guys from london to ...
... the path there were these shining little dots - taking a closer look, they are spiders eyes, apparently very dangerous spiders! eeeek! So we made it home and just as I was going to bed I saw, right by our tent, a huuuge spider, the real furry kind with a big red bum eek!
We woke up at 3:45am to go up to the ruins for sunrise. We were the first people to set off with our ...
... she called me Gringetta (not really a compliment) and the bus driver refered to me as tourista! so I had some good practise. This is the best way to travel and learn!
Belize city is quite ugly but out of the city the landscape starts to take shape. I saw some rolling hills covered in forest/jungle and some pretty country side from the bus. The most beautiful though was when we approached flores, with lake peten Itza on the ...
... picked up lots more people and then went back. By that point, Claire, Jobin, and the other couple were in different vans. Wendy was still there. She was told to sit on some weird bench thing in yet another van when there was a seat next to me. We then drove for 5 minutes, stopped, some conversation took place, we drove a few meters, and then Wendy came to the empty seat with me.
Anyways, Tikal was amazing. Somehow Claire, Jobin, and I ended up in different groups, but I was with ...
... it feels like you have stepped into another world. We climbed up one of the structures and just stood there for a while taking in the view and the fantastic structure of the Gran Plaza (Temple I). Temple I is 144 feet tall and was built as the tomb for Hasaw Chan K'awil, the ruler who successfully led Tikal to victory against Calakmul. A pretty amazing tomb if you ask me!
Tikal is a huge place with more than ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service