Hotel Convento Santa Catalina
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... and were just minutes from some great little wine bars, restaurants and Cafés. The town is very quaint with cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses surrounded by three volcanoes - Agua, Acatanango and Fuego. Agua is dormant and the other two are active. Acatanango last erupted in 1972 and Fuego meaning 'fire' is famous for constantly being active; it last erupted in September 2012!
We hiked the Pacaya Volcano - ...
... arts of making chocolate was awesome. In the afternoon we had spectacular local Cerviche with prawns which is a stable for Guatemalan’s drinking while on holiday. However with their Cerviche they have beer with lime juice, salt and soy sauce in it! We were about to order the same until we realised what they were putting in the beer and asked for it con nada (With nothing). It’s as bad or worse than the Chinese heating ...
... we all went out for dinner an started bonding, by the end of the night we were all laughing with each other and taking the **** out of one another. Good and drinks were cheap too, my meal worked out at about 120 in there dollars, which I think works out at about $8.20, that's a BBQ chicken meal as well as two alcoholic drinks. My room mate is a guy by the name of Dan, he's and Aussie who has quit his job to travel for 2 years... Not only does he have the same ...
... sculpture garden. With a zipline course running over it. Harness on, knees up and off we went. From platform to platform, with a few rope bridges and ladder climbs. It was so much fun. The big finale was no ordinary zipline, it was The Superman. I was attached by my lower back and then told to lean forwards and out over the edge. I put my hands on the railing and then climbed my feet up the pole behind. That's quite a scary position to hold yourself ...
... to Charlotte in April to be recognized at the International presentation which would have Brazil, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Ecuador represented. They would also pay for the winning teams visa's and passports. I can only imagine the thrill they will have.
So the Duke Central American President, Hugo Ferrer spoke, and a few others, then they announced the winners. The team that won came up with an idea ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet