Mercure Casa Veranda Guatemala
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... is usually when it happens. Without weekends it's easy to forgot to stop and just do nothing.
Kirsty's cold has taken it's toll and drained her of all energy, so whilst it's Monday today I have officially declared it a weekend for us.
In the morning I wander down to the main house and ask Graziella, Gary's wife, if we can extend our stay by another night, which she confirms is fine. With the extra night we are able to still ...
... and graffiti that looked vaguely threatening. So rather than criss-cross through town as we would normally do in any new place, we struck with the crowds on 6a Avenida and walked due south.
Then without prior warning, we suddenly found ourselves at the start of a vintage car parade! Pausing curbside, we spent the next several minutes gawking at very old cars, many with fashionable young people behind the wheel.
... be required i.e. evidence of onward flights or proof of sufficient funds in a bank account (more on this later!) otherwise they will take every opportunity to charge you 'fees' that don't officially exist. From the border we headed straight to Flores, a pretty town located on a island in a lake in the northern part of Guatemala. Flores is only 1.5 hours from the incredible Mayan ruins of Tikal, so most travellers choose to stay in Flores when visiting the area. We ...
... here at Hope of Life. We also had another group of 3 girls, 2 of which are summer interns and the third was a sister escorting her, hop on the bus. While we waited, we were able to see some local women wearing traditional dress in bright colors.
Then we drove to Pollo Campero for lunch - yummy fried chicken, fries, roll and flan. It was pretty fun watching the bus drivers get in and out of the parking lot, plus there was a security guard ...
... and secure. Basic rooms at great prices with breakfast and Wi-Fi included.
You can do day trips to Panajachel to see Lago de Atitlan and the Mayan villages like Santiago, San Pedro and San Marco. If you get the 5:30am mini bus that returns at 4pm you can easily visit Panajachel and 2 of the villages. if you move fast you could do all 3. Return transport costs 35 Quetzals. Takes 2.5 hours to get ...