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Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
Less than a week after returning from Italy, and having finally digested the remainder of food consumed during that epic orgy of food, the next set of random ramblings begins, this time in a another far-off and exotic land - Salt Lake City, Utah! It may not be at the top of anybody's list of exciting travel destinations, but it was Tam's …
After being delayed on the runway for an hour, I finally made it to Guatemala City. When we started to land, the person next to me started telling me the about the different volcanoes and lakes. Everything is covered with lush green trees. There are mountains of tree everywhere I looked from the sky. When I got off the plane, I had a refreshing …
... you just get caught up in the backpacker bubble around the lake. Aside from taking in the views and a few leisurely activities, its one of those places where you can go and spend a lot of time doing nothing, moving from good restaurant, to good cafe and onto a massage!
The road system is pretty simple (and very bumpy!) in Guatemala and in order to reach the main hub for transport we returned to Antigua to head to Earth Lodge, which we had been told by ...
... this was cool, but it did mean that Em was generally more on edge as she likes bugs as much as I like dogs. (Luckily for me there were no 15 foot dogs!)
So despite this place's potential to be awesome, it wasn't ideal for us.
However, here are the cool things that we did get up to:
Mad Caving with no health and safety at all with candles in deep water with inside cave cliff jumping (by ...
... the journey. He chatted a lot as we left town. He showed us what was left of some Mayan ruins in Guatemala City, very little now. Police at side of road to help promote confidence of security. We were heading west on the Pan American highway and seemed to be climbing out of the bowl that Guatemala City sits in. A few times we had views down on the massive city of nearly 4 million souls. The city limits go on a long way. Then there are the dormitory cities built along the road ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Standard business-class hotel, with a decent breakfast buffet and conveniently located in the Zona Viva. Rooms and hotel a bit dated.
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