Flores, Guatemala: Day 6

On the road again…I just can’t wait to get on the road again.  Yes I have another 10 or more hours to Flores Guatemala time by bus. I wanted to travel straight to Belize City but the border closes before we get there. Good news is that my friend Carla is traveling that direction too. Today we found out that another slow down in Central America is forest fires. We had our share to pass through but Guatemala has nothing on the Honduran forest fires. (Photo by Shaun Heil belongs in National Geographic!).


Photography by: Shaun Heil

Don’t shy away from travel days. They tend to be relaxing and in Guatemala it seems like the longer the road trip the cheaper. On road trips you can meet interesting people, eat interesting food (stopped at a Mickey D’s today!) and see the locals doing their thing not to mention the lovely scenery. I also get a chance to write for you. Plus, as I said yesterday, Semuc Champey is well worth the extra travel days.

We arrived around 6:00 p.m. in Flores, stayed at Hostel Del Mirador overlooking the lake for about $10 USD per person in the dorms and learned the real meaning of sweltering! We had this incredible thunderstorm and lost electricity until about 2:00 a.m. While this is fantastic news given the wildfires, our dorm was an internal dorm room with only one small window. It was the first time in a dorm I stripped down to my skivvies with no qualms whatsoever and my mind got stuck on Nelly’s song…It’s getting hot in here so take off all your clothes. I am getting so hot I’m going to take my clothes off!

That’s all for now from Flores Guatemala.


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