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Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
... We also got to take a break from the beans, even though we love them, and eat Chinese!! Right now we are eating lunch with the alumni of Valley. It's so great to see some of the kids from last year!! There's a huge fiesta for the kids tonight and they are beyond excited! They're expecting us to all know how to salsa. We'll let you know how it goes! Haha!! Love and miss everyone! Beth and ...
... very religious and the Catholic Church (Along with the Military) still holds alot of power here.
Meeting up with Carlos he took me for a whirlwind tour of his city. After a quick walk around town he took me to the old train museum. For some strange political reasons the trains are no longer running but the museum goes through the countries history of the glory days when Guatemala's train network was one of the most extensive in the ...
... we loved it. Its absolutely gorgeous. Its all cobble stoned streets and colorful buildings. The city is surrounded by three volcanoes and no matter where you look you can see at least one of them. One of them is also active and there is smoke coming out of it all the time. We walked around for a while and found somewhere to have dinner and a beer before we headed to bed for an early night.
Planning the Trip
I loved my trip to Mexico last year. The excitement of travelling and the history, it was an outstanding adventure. I wanted more and knew Guatemala could offer it. Sadly Andy couldn't come with me this time due to lack of holiday so, my independent nature emerged and in October I booked my flights to Guatemala City. I wasn't too worried about being on my own in a country known for its violence. I had met three ladies of various ages travelling south to ...
... first?........ But it did reignite
our occasional longing for a slightly more roomy and “easy living” vehicle. But
then again, we can go places with our trusty 4x4 the RVers cannot even think
about. Can’t have it all.
We got our exercise walking the town, seeing so many old buildings in
ruins as a result of the '76 earthquake including most of the churches. Yet there
are still many lovely old houses, cobbled streets and the happy, ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service