Hotel San Carlos
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... body contact. It was really a nice experience to talk to them and see them just being children apart from their existence at the dump. Another part of our activities was sorting out and packing school utensils for selected children (again those with financial help from their sponsors), so that they can have all they need on their first day at school.
Our other main activity at "Potter's House" included making home visits. The organization tries to keep record ...
... we could use the bathroom, but not to lock the door. Scott said, "I don't care how much I have to go, I am not going to go in that bathroom."
The flight attendant did offer us a free snack for our troubles--we took her up on it and she brought us each a trail mix. She also told us that we were minutes from having to divert the flight to the nearest airport. If they have to do that in an emergency such as this, they have to call for ...
... hide them in my dripping sleeves. I imagined it was how a blizzard feels. We trudged upward in single file, visibility dropping to about 10 meters. As I looked ahead of me I saw faded silhouettes being blown in all directions, comrades just barely surviving, disappearing into the chaos. Although the walk to the peak was short it felt ************g. When I winked my eye my cheek actually struggled to de-tense in the cold. Once up top we sat for a moment. It was surreal. I have ...
... off to Lake Atitlan. After another epic shuttle ride in the most uncomfortable vehicle ever we arrived at our pre-arranged hostel. We were in awe at the beauty of our hostel and couldn't believe our luck. But as is the norm with things that seem too good to be true, when we tried to check in we were told that we hadn't booked. To make matters worse we were told that we weren't welcome by a man who was roughly 50. His age didn't bother us as much as the fact ...
... the atmosphere in town, absolutely bustling with people from all over Guatemala, and from all over the World - it may have been just a small taste of Holy Week in Guatemala, but it was definitely enjoyable. We didn't really want to leave Antigua today, but returning to Guatemala City was a necessary evil in order to give ourselves plenty of time to catch our flight home tomorrow morning.
Guatemala was a bit of a surprise for us, being ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service