La Lancha Lodge
Travel Blogs from Flores
... the Mayans would make human sacrifices and many religious ceremonies. They would use the blood of tongues and genitals mixed with hallucinogens, to burn and inhale during rituals and offerings (interesting cocktail...!) while ball games would determine human sacrifices (mostly beheaded).
Once we had fully explored and it became far too hot, we made our way back to the entrance to get our shuttle returning to Flores. Having been up since just before ...
... us, even when we showed them the email that showed the correct price. We refused to pay, marched out and found another place to stay a few doors away, which was much cheaper.
That evening we booked a tour to Tikal for the next morning and our on-bound bus ticket to Belize. The tour to Tikal included lunch and a guide.
Our 8am pickup was late the next morning and then we had to wait for an hour at the airport to pick up some more passengers. Eventually we arrived ...
... have probably done before. Nancy is mad as a box of frogs but brilliant. She is 55, originally from California and the small rucksack she is using to travel with us contains all the possessions she has in the world, other than, she tells me, a box or two of photos etc which are with friends in Oakland.
For the last 30 years she has been travelling all over the world but Central America is her passion and she is really knowledgeable ...
... the second bed to the room. Her hostel is named Frida, after one of my favorite Latina artists. Every room is painted with vivid colors and there is a mural of Frida herself in the front. Magdalena just opened the hostel not long ago and is trying hard to start a business with her family. Her daughter owns a restaraunt called Frida´s down the road. After resting for a little while, Savana and I ventured out to explore the town.
... South, which is where we observed a large troop of spider monkeys swinging through the trees. We could also hear an animal that sounded like a high-pitched drill.
We then headed to Group G and then onto Temples V and VI where we saw a pale-billed woodpecker. This is the type of woodpecker that I think Woody the Woodpecker is supposed to be. I also saw an oscillated turkey. On the way back to the entrance we saw another toucan ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool