Travel Blogs from Flores
... constructed tunnel leading straight into the heart of the base of the temple. I wanted to make a torch and explore, but fearing the Guatemalan justice system, or lack of, decided against it.
What an amazing day.
The photos will have to be posted after our return. I did not realize, after the sad loss of my well traveled phone camera that I used for blog photos, the camera memory card is not compatible with the tablet I'm now using.
... temple. In reality this only took place on the ceremonial monuments in the Plaza. The call of the howler monkeys and was used for T-Rex in Jurassic Park, and combined with African lion for Godzilla. The Guatemalan government and UNESCO now manage the restoration of the run with only one structure to be worked on at one time. Even each structure is only partly revealed as much is still covered by foliage. There were about 15,000 members of royalty living within the palacial ...
... was a metropolis, the main center of a civilization that reigned supreme throughout the Central American continent; but the thing that makes it unique is its location, in the middle of a dense jungle full of life: how these buildings managed to stand for more than a thousand years in this environment is really impressive.
To get to this special place we went through the usual, exhausting, endless journey in a minivan: there is now no need to say that the six hours ...
The border crossing behind me I hopped on the next bus to Flores, Guatemala. When we stopped in Santa Elena to transfer buses I bumped into Ash and Ross from Caye Caulker. We all checked into the same hostel (there were only two beds remaining and none of us had a reservation so it was lucky they are a couple). Some Guatemalan street food (tacos and empanadas) on the side of the lake and were had come to a decision to join some others on a 6 day, 113km trek through the ...
... boards to a baby's head so that the nose and forehead became flat. In addition to that, they would refocus the baby's eyes on a one central spot to make him 'cross eyed'. Peasants were shorter in general because of malnutrition and carrying heavy loads hanging from their foreheads. This caused their spine to compress and they would favour a hairstyle to hide the dent caused in their forehead. Even today, people still carry loads on their back with a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking