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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Chalet Chichicastenango
Nice, friendly, good location but barking dogs night and day. Might not be different at other hotels but all I know is you'd better bring good ear plugs.
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... bus. The day was surprisingly clear and bright, making the pine tree lined hills and gravity defying farmland seem all the greener as our elderly and refreshingly slow-driving conductor (driver) led us up and down the winding roads, lined with an endless stream of painted electoral adverts. The town of Chichi was heaving with people when we arrived around 10:30am. However, it was surprising to us that the majority of the throng comprised local Mayans in ...
... at the school by taxi at 10am and promptly took my first formal lesson in Spanish. The coordinator gave me a brief orientation and after my lesson my host family came and got me and took me to their home for lunch. I rested a bit and then headed back to school for a talk on immigration and migrants that go to the U.S. Very heart ...
... to school. I made him promise to stay in school and tried to encourage him to pursue his goal. It is so hard to say no to these children. They are so desperately poor.
Our impromptu guide told me that the items for sale are mostly made by single women who are supporting their families and this is their only way to provide for thief families. There is an 80% rate of alcoholism in Chichi and the men desert their families. The kids are ...
... br> The other traveller, who happened to be Polish spoke as much Spanish as I do, but between us we worked it out that we had to change buses two more times before we reached Panajachel. Thankfully one of 'those guys' was about again and pointed us to the right bus, but it seemed we were only on it about twenty minutes when we had to get off again to board the next one.
This time I was seated next to a girl from Bergamo in Italy. Sometimes you can't help ...
... 40Q and I just give it over and we walk back to the hostel. Still a bit shaken but already having a laugh about it. Leesh is more shaken than I am when I return but I assure her that despite the struggle, if it became life or death out there, I would have obviously just swum the km or however far it was to shore and left the kayak. She's still not impressed. I jump in the shower and get some warmth back while I go through the motions of wondering how stupid and ...