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TravelPod Member ReviewsPan American Hotel Guatemala City
I understand that it is difficult to update a place which probably is on the historic register but gray towels and brighter rooms might help. The worst hard pillow in the world. What it was stuffed with is questionable. My toilet would barely flush. I even yet, liked the Old World charm of the place.
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I'm sitting here in the very old and classically Spanish Pan American Hotel lobby. I arrived yesterday on The day Pan American celebrations were all over town. The lobby was full of families celebrating and a marimba band with pan flutes was playing. Bands were playing in the streets and I felt like #%€£%#. I didn't go out of my room but …
... ver quien de las dos la terminar mas rapido!” Ixchel and I looked at each other with enthusiasm and said “si por supuesto!” We quickly sat down and she first showed us how it was done. Once we both learned it very well and practiced, she asked us if we were ready. We were nervous as she was handing us our supplies, then she said you may begin. We started, it was nerve racking because if we messed up one step the whole skirt’s design ...
... and there is so much dust flying around as we all walk up and down the pathway of loose rock. We get some amazing panoramic shots of us and Pakaya, shots of the surrounding volcanoes including Agua and of Guatemala City, Antigua and surrounding villages and towns. Amazing. We make our way down to the bottom of the crater where the Lava shop is which sold jewellery made out of coconut and volcanic rock. We walked along the crater that was 100m deep before the latest explosion ...
... an orange juice and my free cup of coffee before setting off on my latest adventure. I took the boat from the point of embarcation to San Marcos la Laguna, where the water is cleaner and old hippies seem to have taken over. Here there are merely spiritual healing centres by the dozen and alternative treatments aplenty. So nothing to do there for me except take pics of the stunning scenery and do some more reading. I had a super cheap lunch by buying a baguette and then ...
This volcano hike wasn’t too intense thankfully. No one was permitted past the recent lava flows so we didn’t hike all the way to the crater at the summit. We did walk for about 1.5hrs to get to this point though.
We traversed over a fresh lava flow that occurred literally 2 weeks before we arrived. We talked to a couple ...