Hotel Del Patio
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Almost half of the population is of indigenous descent to some extent in Guatemala, unlike the other countries of Central American I visited on this trip, and traditional dress is standard among the women and girls. This strong cultural identity has also meant that the Mayan language is still widely spoken throughout the country, and there is a distinct compromise between the Spanish brought catholic faith and Mayan beliefs. This compromise evolved as the ...
... night we went on a little bar crawl and ended up on the wall next to the lake drinking our beers as two drunken men were fast asleep in the bar, hogging the tables and chairs. We had a good night chatting and at about 1 decided to check out the bar which was the closest thing to a nightclub. Within one minute of entering we were straight back outside. There were only 4 of us girls but as soon as we were inside we all ...
... in a lovely little hotel, which kind of reminded me of the hotel in Dirty Dancing - I instantly felt at home! ;)
Our room looked directly onto the lake. It made waking up every morning sooo much easier! We spent a lovely week mooching around the villages on the lake. My dive instructor who taught me how to PADI in Borneo happened to be staying a couple of villages round the corner, so we caught the boat over to meet her for ...
... moved from the U.S. to Antigua 40 years ago, when she was 14 and is a virtual encyclopedia of knowledge about all aspects of liffe in Antigua. She's very involved in cultural, social and educational initiatives and we learned a lot about where Antigua has been and where it is going as a city. We also learned a lot about Guatemala in general, which gave us context for serving at Casa Jackson later in the ...
... in Lima who sold it to us to get a licence
key to activate it. But e-mails to their head office in Chile trying to contact
her have gone unanswered. I think she installed an unauthorised copy on our
laptop of their corporate version of Office. Naughty girl, and if she did get
my e-mails she’s probably now too scared to respond in case she gets fired for her
No news from LR Club San Salvador re: the permit to get our RHD drive
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