Not quite the paradise of a small island in the middle of a large lake we had hoped for but still pretty good. Located in the upper part of Guatemala not that far from the Mexican southern border Flores is a small island in the middle of Lago Peten Itza, connected to the town of Santa Elena on the mainland by a bridge.
|A little gecko, apparently not indigenous to CA|
|Sunrise as seen from our balcony|
|Sunset the same day from a bar on the other side of the island|
|The map given to us at the Cool Beans cafe|
|And the actual route we did!|
|One of the many notices in the ARCAS centre|
|Spider monkeys in the visitor section|
|Jackie talking to Jorge|
|Kayaking in the choppy water in late afternoon|
|Eating very tasty (and cheap) streetfood one evening|
|Very friendly tabbycat|
This afternoon we catch the bus to Tikal, more Mayan ruins, but these are supposed to be extra special, being in the jungle, so we’ll see. We stay in an expensive hotel just outside the ruins tonight and hope we’ll be kept awake by jungle noises like howler monkeys, spend the day or at least half the day in the ruins, then go south to El Remate on the eastern edge of the lake we’re on now. Then we return back here on Monday and catch the night bus to Antigua, where we can hopefully relax for a week with three cats.
|Our water taxi rescue boat from ARCAS back to Flores arriving to pick us up|
|Flores island (centre), San Miguel (right)|
|I had to add this, this is the shower in our bathroom, it's an electrical shower, the heating element being in the shower head. The black conduit is the electric supply....|