Where's Tai?

"And I still haven't found what I'm looking for"

Day 26 & 27: Flores March 29, 2006

Filed under: Travelling — Tai @ 1:09 am

 

Woke up with  headache and missed he first boat at 9:30am (not that I was in any hurry).  Sat in front of the wharf until the next boat left at 13:00 to Rio Dulce.  The boat has a small cover for the sun, but the rest is open.  30 minutes up river it started to rainy really heavy (tropical rain).  We put plastic over our heads and sat their for 30 mns more until we arrived. Finally leaving paradise and back to fighting with bus drivers.  Jumped  3hr bus to Flores.  It is the startin point to get into Tikal.  One of the big Mayan sites here. 

Lots of military around, there must be something happening.  We were sopped at 3 military checkpoints, and have seen lots of military in town with their M15s.

Flores is a small island where Mayans lived years ago, but is now just a small village in the middle of the lake. Is about 200ms on each side, which has a tiny hill on top with a small square.  The truth is, it is not too exciting. 

Decided to just kick back for a few days before heading off to Tikal.

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