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Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
... before. They had a blast and as I write this in the van driving to the airport, they are still talking about their stunts.
A few closing thoughts…
A word about our students – our students did great on this trip. Each day and each visit was
approached with energy and enthusiasm. Everyone was on time for almost everything and all of the group members were very tolerant when our visits etc. ...
... was a larger tour group, so not all may find that a better option.
However, it did work well for us, as being able to converse in Spanish resulted in a much richer experience, allowing us to get a glimpse into rural life in Guatemala, as well as learning a bit about the local perspective on the pros and cons of tourism. So whether our tour cost a lot or cost a little is irrelevant, because our experience was priceless.
... where I don't speak the language wasn't too scary! We were greeted at the airport by Venicio, who is going to be our tour guide during this trip. We made our way over to our hotel, where I proceeded to sleep for another 2 hours or so. I'm hoping after all that sleeping during my trip that I'll be able to sleep tonight! (Especially considering that our bus is leaving at 7AM tomorrow!) After my nap, the whole group met up and we went to dinner ...
... round the back to park the car in the secure area where the hike people Quetzaltrekkers are based. Volunteers work there to give opportunity to children. All the money from the hikes goes to education and orphanages. They asked us to complete a medical form.
We’d arrived at 19:00 but didn't need to return until 22:00 so headed out to buy water and food. Cheese quesadillas in what felt like a fast food place. Very nice with a touch of spice. I drank coke which ...
... br> we aimed for the closest place in Guatemala to stay for which we had info which
was Ranchito del Quetzal (N15 12.929 W90
13.155) in the Biotopin Reserve area just south of Purulha. It was a long and
tiring drive and got there just before dark by rushing along, fortunately on a good
Andrea, Julio and her Mum who own the Ranchito were lovely people and made
supper for us at 40 Quetzales each plus a beer. Our cabin was 200 Quetzales for the night but ...