Hotel Mayan Palace II
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... 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 ...
... 45min through the jungle we then stood in the back of a 4WD truck, which was pretty cool. Due to the bus exchange, we didn't stop at an ATM as promised, so we were stuck in the hostel in the Guatemalan jungle with almost no money. For luck we had a few US Dollars we could use as well and traded our last Pesos we still had from Mexico for Quetzales with Alan we met in the bus to Flores, so we had just enough. The reason we came here was a cave tour we really ...
... and stepped into the darkness of the cave and immediately heard the splash of footsteps in shallow water. As we rounded the first bend, the water was soon up to knee level. We continued walking and the water kept getting deeper...were we going the right way? The guide was ahead of us, so we continued to follow. It was not too long before David was chest deep in water which meant that Maria had to pass her candle to David and swim - you ...
... 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 ...