Hotel Casa Serena
Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
... We travelled there by tuk tuk and then took a “boat taxi” back to our hotel.
We woke up the next morning bright and early to pack up and hop on the van at 7am to take us to the airport. But wait – what was that sound that I heard at 5:30am? It was our male students driving around on seadoos on Lake Atitlan. They had arranged for an early rental as it gets dark too early for them to have done it ...
There's nothing wrong with taking that option, but it's important to consider who really benefits more - an expat who is more than likely living a very comfortable life in a foreign country, or a local who is more than likely struggling to support themselves and their family? Of course, going with the local option meant that any English-language descriptions were quite limited, not to mention the fact ...
... rather than a nice long stretch. With 2 hours to go I knew food would be coming soon I put the news channel on to see what I've missed but it was mostly adverts and then just 3 programs about on-going issues rather than up to date happenings. I watched an episode of Friends. Breakfast was omelette and vegetables. A bun, bread role with jam and grapes, very nice. Again I got a 2nd bun. I thought about sleeping but also about reading again. I didn't do either well.
... buy a pair they donate a practical style pair to needy children. They came on a business trip to give some away. After you've worked for the company a year you get to do this. Toms has been going for six years and the company has blossomed.
A few hours in Quetzaltenango
Soon we were driving into the 2nd biggest city in Guatemala, Quetzaltenango at 2335m. Narrow streets but much more oldie worldie than Guatemala City. Marcus nipped into the Quetzaltrekkers office. Then ...
... roads but with
lots of potholes in the western part of Honduras, some big and extremely dangerous.
The border was fairly easy but the bank there was closed for lunch for over 1
hour where we had to pay for our temporary import permit (Guatemala does not
recognize our Carnet de Passage as is the case for much of central and north
America). Insurance we do not needed as ours covers us for Guatemala.
After hanging about waiting for the bank and finally clearing ...