Travel Blogs from Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Chicken buses and ice cream cones, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Chicken buses and ice cream cones

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... corn starchy though. Still so good. Also got some homemade flour tortillas with salsa and mangos. When we got to Guatemala, it was late afternoon. I got lost in the dirty city area, so I just caught a cab to take me to the bus stop. He wanted to take me ...

Antigua, muy tranquilo., Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua, muy tranquilo.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... a hitch, luckily, as I was a bit worried (well not really, just wanted to mention it) about my one-way ticket to Guatemala City. I've heard about people flying on one-way tickets from the US to Latin America, being forced to buy a return ticket ...

Day two in Guatemala - Venturing out, San Antonio de Aguas Calientes, Guatemala travel blog

Day two in Guatemala - Venturing out

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... of the residents were still weary of us approaching them.   We also visited Ciudad Vieja, which was the first capital city of Guatemala, until it was destroyed by an eruption of the Water Volcano. Other stops on our drive, were Santa Ana, San ...

Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala City

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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What I like About Guatemala City, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

What I like About Guatemala City

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... 's originally old and beautiful paintings as well as antiqued sculptures and such.  It is truly magnificent.  I also like that Guatemala City is referred to as Guate.  There are buses to almost anywhere you want to go and the passport visa ...

Rules of Patience:  Guatemala City to Panajachel, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Rules of Patience: Guatemala City to Panajachel

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... to use his phone (that´s how lost I must have looked).  I took him up on his offer and made my first call in Guatemala.  I reached my shuttle service and they said they couldn´t find me and would come back at 10.  That gave 3 hours to ...

Finca Tatin was Awesome, Rio Dulce, Guatemala travel blog

Finca Tatin was Awesome

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... abound, fabulous food and absolute tranquility.  This was the first time I got into a bathing suite since arriving in Guatemala:)  There is also, Ak´Tenamit www.aktenamit.org, a fabulous NGO that fits all my requirements of  "a good ...

What Happens When You Pee, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

What Happens When You Pee

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... like crazzy.  I´m sitting in my seat thinking "god when am I going to be able to pee during this 10 hour trip to Guatemala City", when all the men and little boys from the bus leave, line up against some woods and pee.  Oh my god, there ...

Guate Guate!, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Guate Guate!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... away, this doesn't stop taxi drivers desperately trying for some business. I would NOT recommend anyone to walk through the streets of Guatemala city at night by themselves. One couple walked right in my face and stuck up a finger to ask for some ...

Back in GC, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Back in GC

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Arrive here at about 6am and get a taxi across town through swarms of people selling fruit and veg.  We arrive at Melva Buses to get a bus to El Salvador.   GC looks a lot better in daylight plus it is not raining.  Things are getting ...

A Trip to Chichicastenango, Chichicastenango aka Chichi, Guatemala travel blog

A Trip to Chichicastenango

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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 We've completed a full nine days in the classroom. Spanish still sounds like Greek, but I'm beginning to read and somewhat understand the ¨written word¨. I can even create sentences and ask people questions. I just don't know what the hell ...

PUT THE GUATEMALA IN PYROMANIAC, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

PUT THE GUATEMALA IN PYROMANIAC

A travel blog entry by bowz

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... last time for a quick shot with the Uzi. A photo, that is. From Flores, we caught a flight across the country to Guatemala City and transferred promptly to Antigua. Antigua is amazing, and is unlike any other city I've ever visited in this region or ...

Back in Guate, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Back in Guate

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... toilet. Again we had a thorough search by the Salvadorian officials before getting back on the road and arriving in Guate at midday. Guatemala City is a sprawling mess and not a particularly nice place to stay. At the bus depot we had no where to ...

Monterrico and Parque Hawaii, Monterrico, Guatemala travel blog

Monterrico and Parque Hawaii

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Parque Hawaii is in the middle of nowhere.  To be more precise, Parque Hawaii is about 7 km from the middle of nowhere.  Monterrico is in the middle of nowhere.  We decided to take the more reliable and much more expensive tourist shuttle ...

Saving the turtles one at a time, Monterrico, Guatemala travel blog

Saving the turtles one at a time

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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Monterrico, on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, has the good fortune of being protected by an offshore sand shelf.  This shelf holds off the rain and provides for some spectacular lightning displays from the beach.  I had pulled Erin from dinner to come ...

Travel scholarship, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Travel scholarship

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Chichi - the craziest place on earth?, Chichicastananga, Guatemala travel blog

Chichi - the craziest place on earth?

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... was expensive, but had a restaurant, and other things in general.  Our hotel had a balcony, so we could look out over the city and have some fresh air, which was very lovely.  The hotel had a curfew so we only went out for dinner, which was a ...

Liquid Hot Magma , Lago Attilan and Antigua, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Liquid Hot Magma , Lago Attilan and Antigua

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... real point to repair these churches because there is no money and the ruins that weren't churches have no function as government buildings (Guatemala City is the capital and is about 40km away).  We looked at a handful amount of ruins, took note to ...

Chicken Bus Country, Antigua/Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala travel blog

Chicken Bus Country

A travel blog entry by missouri

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Antigua...3 nights/4 days...beautiful colonial architecture, cobblestone streets and amazing people...somewhat reminiscent of Cuba...they even had a few old cars to complete the package. We basically just chilled out, read a lot, watched some movies and ...

I wasn't planning on writing again so soon ..., Tikal, Guatemala travel blog

I wasn't planning on writing again so soon ...

A travel blog entry by wkfoster

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... It ended up being all that he said and more and my attempt to describe it here is entirely inadequate. One of those places you need to see for yourself. So if I recommend anywhere I recommend here - the long bus trip to Guatemala City is well worth ...

We've arrived...I think, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

We've arrived...I think

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... today after the first flight of our trip.  Everything was fairly uneventful, at least until we arrived at the airport in Guatemala City.  We passed signs proclaiming that this place was going to be the most modern airport in Central America.  They ...

Guatemala in a nutshell, Tikal, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala in a nutshell

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... We used the Let's Go Central America travel guide, and it told us that we could find buses to Antigua near the Plaza Mayor in Guatemala City (commonly called Guate on signs and buses).  This is not true.  The only way we know how to get the ...

Starting off Central America with a bang, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Starting off Central America with a bang

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... lady who lived near the stop where we had to go to find the bus that would actually take us to Antigua and not just all over Guatemala City, and she took us under her wing and got us exactly where we needed to go.  So onto the chicken bus we climbed ...

Family time, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Family time

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Before heading towards Mexio we decided to spend some time with my family in Guatemala City. We stayed downtown in my aunt´s apartment and had a full program with one family date after another. It was great seeing everybody after 2 years and Nathan is ...

Mayan Ruins, Tikal, Guatemala travel blog

Mayan Ruins

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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 Getting to Guatemala was a breeze from Belize.  We caught the early ferry from Caye Caulker and were in Tikal Guatemala that night.  We arrived in Tikkal with 3 hours to go before they closed.  It turns out that most people go early ...

Lava and love in the air, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Lava and love in the air

A travel blog entry by iwasthud

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When armed, experienced and professional escorts are recommended to climb a volcano you may think the tourist town of Antigua would provide this. Two giggling guides with two horny horses is what we got. Unfortunately programming didnt condition Heather ...

The Ewoks' planet (Tikal), Tikal, Guatemala travel blog

The Ewoks' planet (Tikal)

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... Guatemalan jungle, had fallen into a decline.  Shortly after the rise of Tikal, the tribes at Teotihuacan in Mexico and at Guatemala City destroyed Tikal's main rival, leaving Tikal to become the center of the Maya world until its mysterious end around ...

Guat Just Happened?, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Guat Just Happened?

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... from his neck, and getting the crowd all psyched up. That's how they roll! On a unicycle ;-p   All in all, Guatemala City gave us a very authentic Guatemalan city experience. It's way off the well-trodden gringo path of shuttles and tourist ...

Guat's Up, Amigos?, Guatemala City, Guatemala travel blog

Guat's Up, Amigos?

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... forty five minutes later they eventually let us board. Good thing we were at the airport early!    We arrived at Guatemala City airport after an uneventful 2.5 hour flight and set our clocks back by one hour. We found our luggage and ...

Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... (Nick Hornby) that day which was very funny. So we had a real lazy Sunday, movie day. In our hotel in Antigua (Guatemala) there was a little girl, about five or six, who was always playing around in the courtyard and she had taken to coming into our ...

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