Flores

Flores, Peten, Guatemala, 26 August 2016

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Towel arrangement on our bed.

On our first night in Guatemala we were staying in the old part of the city of Peten, an island.  This was originally a Mayan city called Nojpetén and it held out against the Spanish for 176 years, protected by the jungle.  Hernán Cortés conquered Tenochtitlan in 1521 but Nojpetén did not fall until 1697.

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A mainland part of the city.

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On the streets of Flores during the day.

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Looking across to a small island with a museum..

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Flores is on Lago Chchén Itzá.  We drove along the far side of the lake en route to our accomodation near the ancient Mayan city of Yaxha.

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Sunset at Laguna Yaxha.

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4 comments on “Flores

  1. Robert Hayes says:

    Wonderful. I’d enjoy visiting the Lago Chichen Itza. Is it fresh water??

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