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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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... army who opened fire to thousands of villagers. We went to the Miradora to see a great view of the 3 volcanoes surround Santiago Atitlán; volcano Pacaya, San Pedro and Toliman. The catholic church of Santiago is in the center of the town with its structure dating back to the 1500's. The grounds are used for a playground for the local schools and lots of vendors walk around selling things. The doors are always open, welcoming people to come in and pray. It is very ...
... never said the name. It was chicken in a green sauce and rice. It also made for some good tacos. I decided to go back to the market after lunch to hopefully avoid the next spout of rain that surely would come later in the afternoon. I spent a good hour at the market and got a ton of great souvenirs. And once again, shortly after I returned back home, the rain began.
I spent the afternoon packing up my things. I learned a ...
Today has started out to be very good. I woke up at around 6:30 to get ready and eat breakfast. We had banana pancakes - half of which I like, haha. But they were good! Not something I would make for myself, but not beans and rice, so I'll take it!
After breakfast, my house mom walked me to the school, which is very close to our home. It only took about 3 minutes or so to get there. The weather today is great! When I got there, I met another ...
... 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 ...
... we saw and did a few good things over the week we were there: 1) San Marcos - a tiny hippy village just across the water from us; a very creative, laidback place with some beautiful homemade jewellery stands and a lovely chilled out organic café. They had plenty on the menu for Sharna and amazing homemade chocolate (apparently a 3 day process). We got a little shuttle boat over to the village; but Victoria picked the worst ...