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Flores was our first taste of Guatemala. After nearly three weeks on Caye Caulker it was a huge difference to enter this small town in Guatemala. Once again, we had to adjust our minds and ears to the Spanish language and our eyes to the old, colorful towns – a huge difference from the Caribbean paradise we left.

We instantly liked Flores. We stayed in the old part of Flores which is located on a small island in Lago Petén Itzá – a beautiful lake.

We were surprised how small the island actually is. Before long we’d walked the entire island and seen almost everything it had to offer. We only stayed for two nights and spent one whole day at the Tikal ruins, but we still feel like we experienced enough of Flores. (more…)