Palmento Grove Lodge Hopkins
Travel Blogs from Hopkins
Clayton is our teacher. He was playing at Driftwood last night and he proudly tells us that his group won the battle of the drums back in 2012 and that he will be in an ad for Garifuna drumming.
There are four of us and we all bang away in rhythm with Clayton (some had more rhythm than others….). We learnt 4 tunes on our segundu drums. Hinesh was very concentrated on the rhythm and I am laughing at how serious his face is. While ...
... that place the better – it had good internet at least.
Went back to the hostel where chilled out a bit and mainly spoke with some guys from Venezuela to find out what the hell is actually going on there! I still would quite like to visit despite all common sense – money, violence, political issues pointing otherwise – at least this guy gave me assurances there were some decent places left over!
In the morning, hit up the beach just in range of ...
... 40km from Orange Walk) a total of seven and a half hours later, where I had not eaten anything because I didn’t want to miss the bus, and then the bus took its ******* time, so paid an absolute fortune for food at the hostel but didn’t really care by that point.
The place I stayed was an ecotourism type resort, where I was able to camp and save some money that way. The place also grew its own fruit so that was decent, but can’t say the rain was. ...
... black by 6pm. That is probably one of the big drawbacks to living here. We do tend to go to sleep early and therefore rise earlier. I'm certain I could adapt!!
- Our late night drive home from Tikal was eerie with almost no one on the highways. That was quite odd. Considering the condition of the highways, I guess the locals know better. It was a white knuckle ride home being the passenger (someone...ME....forgot to pack her license).
... ethic in us. Passing through the abject squalor on a daily basis would be akin to building a Sage Creek McMansion on 4 lots you bought in Manitoba Avenue after you razed the existing houses and hope it all works out in the long run.
We have a security guard who patrols the property all night. "Do you think they have a problem here?" C asked. Well... looking at the Hopkins Police station, I wouldn't expect too much from them insofar as a ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking