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As we left for our trip, I was undecided if I would do a blog. I know that many people like to read it, but it does take up a lot of time to write down what we are doing. But after our flight from home to Guatemala, I decided that at the very least, I had to write about our trip to Guatemala.
We have made many trips to Latin America in …
Pollo Campero is everywhere in Guatemala, and is both a cultural quirk and cultural phenomenon of the country, essentially their equivalent of Tim Horton's - but about 1000 times more popular! Though it first started in Guatemala, it has spread throughout Latin America, the US, and even overseas to Asia. Guatemalans who have emigrated are even …
Today we docked at Guatemala City which was very hot. 34 degrees and there were many tours but after the previous one we decided not to go today. John went for a walk on the pier but only local souvenir shops there and we were warned not to eat from any of the vendors.
After lunch we had a very relaxing afternoon reading and snoozing while we waited to set sail again at 6. ...
... are pick up trucks with police carrying machine guns in the back. All banks and many businesses have the same armed guards. Most of the buildings have barbed wire and the rolled spiked kind on top and on the roof But the district where we are staying has all the fancy hotels embassies etc. the sidewalks are marble ...
... tradition. Mayans traditionally didn’t bury their dead in cemeteries, but instead under their house, a tradition that is no longer practiced – although it hasn’t been that long. All based on the idea that the body might be dead, but the soul is still very much alive. In the mostly indigenous towns of Santiago Sacatepquez and Sumpango in the Guatemalan highlands, some 60 km or so from Guatemala City, the celebrations have been taken one step further. In ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Princess Guatemala City
Simple and comfortable hotel, a short walk from the Zona Viva. Free airport shuttle is a nice touch.
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