number one tourist destination in Guatemala is Antigua.
I still don't understand how that is possible when Tikal is also in
the country. However, the charming colonial city of Antigua is a whole
lot more accessible than the Mayan pyramids of Tikal.
And, the streets of Antigua were much more crowded. However, in my
heart, Tikal will forever be the best destination in Guatemala. Closely
behind that is Flores,
a charming little town on an island, that for many people is the stopping
point on the way to Tikal.
people say that "half the fun is getting there". Well, when
travel is easy and comfortable, there just is not a lot to tell people
about the experience. But, when you ride in a chicken
bus in Guatemala, there is a lot to write home about -- even if
none of it has anything to do with comfort.