Flores - Yaxha
Just a 4 hour bus drive away, well, as long as the bus doesn't turn up an hour and a half late and then break down. Our youth hostel had 2 baby bunnies, a cat and a dog. The restaurant had a great swing, but the waitresses had a bit of dodging to do. We booked the sunset tour at Yaxha and spent it watching the sun go down, as requested by the local Mayan guides. They ask that you remain silent and feel the stones and nature. A wonderful day pottering around the pyramids, but the best bit of this site is the stunning variety of wildlife. One of the pyramids has hundreds of burrows behind it. If it has a web it's a tarantula's, otherwise it is a snake's. The guide wouldn't let Caroline poke around looking for snakes. The spider monkeys were everywhere and Caroline did get mock charged. The lagoon crocodiles are only visible at night; the ban on hunting at these sacred Mayan sites has really helped.