A Travellerspoint blog

Flores, Guatemala

A tourist hamster wheel

sunny 95 °F

The first day we walked around Flores, we found the water’s edge and strolled along looking at the shops. . . eventually we ended up right back where we started! We took advantage of this by running laps around the island (each taking slightly less than 10 minutes). The island is mostly for tourists, with all of the colonial streets filled with hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops. However, a short tuk tuk ride away and we were in the heart of a bustling market and the most delicioso banana bread we have ever had!
large_GuatemalaFlores_099.jpg

We then discovered where the locals ate, and we were in a schmorgusborg heaven! Every evening, 6 or so ladies set up food stalls that looked like an supersized bake sale on the water front. They sold tortas, burritos, tacos, tamales, and our new favorite way to cook a banana: plantains stuffed with frijoles and topped powdered sugar!
large_GuatemalaFlores_091.jpg

At the supermarket we saw the biggest bag of refried beans, which gave us a real chuckle.
large_GuatemalaFlores_058.jpg

We also stumbled on a brand new mall between the island and the city that was pretty fancy for the neighborhood, but we didn’t mind the air-conditioning or the Mayan artwork.
large_GuatemalaFlores_059.jpg

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 06:50 Archived in Guatemala

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

Comments on this blog entry are now closed to non-Travellerspoint members. You can still leave a comment if you are a member of Travellerspoint.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint