Hotel San Carlos
Travel Blogs from Guatemala City
... too busy being whisked around by our lovely amigos to really notice where anyone had gone. The shampoo and mayo treatment didn't work as well as we had hoped and Beth still had a minor infestation the following day when we drove to the Pacific Ocean. Before I left for Guatemala, my dad gave me this really hilarious homing device that sends out my coordinates or something in an email when you press the "on" and "ok" buttons. There is also a button labeled "help" and another ...
... worked out so well – really important when the group leader (me) does not speak the language or know the countries and would not have a hope of successfully navigating the group anywhere. I had many quick prayers of thanksgiving as each step of our trip fell into place.
A word about my son – it was truly a joy for me having Noah on the trip. I very much appreciated the students’ willingness to ...
... and the first baby we could find. I fed Manuel, a sweet 10 month old boy who stared at me with big brown eyes and grabbed my hand as I held the bottle. I rocked him, played with him and sang him the few Spanish songs I knew. He's known as the happy baby, and I melted when i got my first toothless smile from him. Malnourished babies are about half of their actual age in physical development. So even though Manuel is 10 ...
I eventually made my plans to leave and go on a trip up to Tikal. Everybody had said that it was safer and a lot more comfortable to fly up there from Guatemala City, so I arranged with a tour company to plan the whole trip for me.
The driver picked me up at the hotel take me to the Airport at Guatemala City sadly he. Sadly he failed in his primary duty in that he'd actually never been to Guatemala City before, didn’t have a map, and ...
... the open back door. Slowly up and out of the city, road then dusty streets leaving the city lights below. We eventually reached our drop off point. Dogs had barked at us and chased us. A few houses were still around us but it was the end of the road. We were dropped off at 23:50. Clear sky and stars awaited us. 36 people, 5 of them guides, 2 were girls from one of the schools they support.
The Santa Maria Volcano full moon climb.
Start point 2500m, climb to 3772m up ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service