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Day 1: we begin our 9 hour journey from Lanquin to El Remate from the hostel. We get into our mini bus and our driver Eddie is more than your typical Guatemalan driver. Yes while he drives he eats (desayuno was chicarones (deep fried pork rind) in tortillas), he talks with his hands, uses his phone to call or text and drives on whatever side he …
Our unexpected change of plans resulted in a quite nice ride from Lanquin to Flores. The shuttle wasn't as full as the first one, so we had more space. Additionally, the group we were traveling with was really fun. At the end we all ended up in the same hostel called "Doņa Goya" (35 GTQ/night in a dorm and free WiFi). The only drawbackcof the ride …
Wednesday 9th April Tikal. Rising at 0445 we quietly met downstairs at the roadway in the dark Samuel our guide for the tour of Tikal. He spoke excellent English and was a registered guide. The drive to the national park took about a half hour and once we paid our entry it was another 10 minutes to the ruins. The sun had risen and it was still very …
Tuesday 8th April. We are up early for breakfast and ready to catch the 9am water taxi to make our 10am connection bus to Guatemala. All runs smoothly and this is obviously a typical travel route as there's a group of us backpackers to go by bus to Guatemala. The trip is supposed to take 4 or so hours.The bus it seems is run by Guatemalans as they …
We took a collectivo to the border of Belize and Guatemala for about $2 each. Then things got a bit overwhelming. First we were swamped with people wanting to exchange money. I still had Mexican Pesos that I wanted to exchanged but made a bad deal. Lost about $20 on that – not the end of the world but a word of advice. Take your time, do the …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Gardenias El Remate
Very nice, the restaurant just beside serves good food for reasonable prices. Free WiFi and free water refills. Highly recommended!
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