Hotel Mayan Palace II
Travel Blogs from Panajachel
... Guatemala' tshirts (which seem to be all the rage for tourists here). That evening there was an incredible lightning storm. It was strange- it was localised to one of the volcanoes and was just dramatic flashes rather than any thunder or rain. Or as one of the Scousers said (and here you can put the accent on), "that lightning stuck to the volcano like **** on a blanket!" Our next destination was Antigua, a World Heritage Site and all round stunner of a city. But that's for the next blog ...
... it's after club hours. It's super weird being in a club who has a man on constant lookout and tells the dj when to turn the music off and everyone to be silent. Final phase - It was early morning and a couple of us wanted to leave, leaving is similar to arriving as you wait for the guy on lookout to give you the okay and then you run out and pretend you were never there. The night was sick but the hike was brutal.
Saturday morning and 3 hours ...
... stamp or transport. We were officially nowhere.
Bags (and surfboards) were piled in the middle of the normally busy street carrying foot and vehicle traffic backwards and forwards. Time dragged on and the bag pile started migrating to the shade at the side of the street. Word came through after 2 hours of waiting that everything would open as soon as the electricity came back on or at 5pm, another 2 hours away.
5pm came and went ...
... the lake, and is the main transport hub. The hotels and restaurants here cater for the larger tour groups and the street is lined with souvenir shops. The one main street is a jostle for space between pedestrians, shop keepers, mobile stall venders, tuk-tuks, trucks and minibuses, each managing to dance around each other safely almost by luck. At the bottom of the street is the small harbour and the gateway to the other villages. You hear locals ask "¿Quiere una lancha?...and you ...
... both Amanda and I took turned to temp fate - and we’re still here, limbs intact!
Back on the truck we were now taken to Semuc Champey to rest, relax and cool down from the craziness that we had just completed. This would actually happen after yet another 45 min hike up to a vantage point that would give us a birds eye view of Semuc Champey. With much cursing on my part, we reached our destination and it was well worth - just look at the pictures. It was now FUN TIME - ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking