Hotel Palacio Chico 1940
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... surrounding Volcán Fuego and Volcán Agua were worth the tour fee. At the top, the peak was shrouded in cloud, so we quickly descended across the lava field to commence with another activity that this volcano is famous for: roasting marshmallows. After a brief visit to the Lava Shop filled with artisan lava jewellery made by local artists, our guide handed out sticks and marshmallows and pointed to a few holes in the lava. The roasting was slow and we really had ...
... the two marketplaces. the Sunday market was alive with music and all kinds of goods for sale-hammocks, chicken feet, Maya sleeping mats, live chicks, sugar cane, gigantic carrots and other vegetables, shoes etc, etc. At the mall, we changed dollars into quetzals and navigated the food court for our lunch. Jan and I tried Pollo Campera, Guatemala's home-grown version of Kentucky Fried chicken, and the favorite of ...
... our breath. It was worth the effort because the view of the city and the volcano was class. Headed back to the hostel where we chilled out for a while then we got changed and went out. The bar we went to was a good laugh and they had beer pong, table tennis and one of those punchbag machines. Some lad try to be all cool and kick it in a Kung Fu sort of style. To the delight of the crowd he fell on his snot. It was hilarious. Got home in the early ...
... reminded me of the sort of buildings you might have seen in spaghetti westerns, so that you almost expect to see Yul Bryner and Steve McQueen come galloping around the corner. That might be a bit of a lazy stereotype, but it has an old world, colonial type of feel to it and it is easy to see why tourists are attracted to the town. Being only an hour or so from Guatemala City and its airport has its advantages.
And that should be the next stop on this trek.
... is their staple diet and included with everything ... om nom nom. The only downside to the tour was the guide doing a Thai style drop off at a jade shop/museum hoping we would purchase some jewels, they weren't too pushy so it was all good.
After the tour we wanted to head home to see if our bags had ...