Once we completed our last charters it was off to the other side of the world again – this time, and for the first time, South Korea. We had been asked to join a project there for 10 days and couldn’t turn down the opportunity. We had a few days to kill before we flew to Seoul so we decided to take the long way round, via Guatemala, to visit Melody and explore a bit more than the Rio and the marina.
The first stop was Flores, a tiny island town on a lake in the north east of Guatemala, close to the Belizean border. You can circumnavigate the island on foot in a mere 30min. Tiny indeed. The cobblestone streets are lined with colourful old buildings, many with obvious Spanish influence and most of them have beautiful decorative steel balustrades and intricate “spanish bars” over the windows.
There are many little hotels, you can find at least 3 on every street, and the malecon is lined with interesting restaurants and bars for every budget and palette. One of Rufus’ favourite things to do in each place we visit is try the street food. In the afternoons, local women set up stalls with colourful assortments of traditional dishes and desserts. We went back to those stalls twice and still had dinner afterwards!
It’s a beautiful little town and we have been back since. A great place to relax and get good food and cocktails, especially during happy hour 😉
the local carpentry and handwoven fabrics are beautiful
delicious meals and generous portions to be had here, at budget friendly prices
the best way to get around in Guatemala
love the colours! a little more on the pricey side but definitely worth a visit to this restaurant their mojitos are a must
yay for street food!
sunset over the lake
evening stroll back to our hotel