Hotel Utz Jay
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Up at 7:40 this morning for a shower and to get ready. We went to the hotel restaurant for the included breakfast at 8. There was fruit salad, toast and banana and sultana bread which was yummy! We steered clear of the piece with the included hair :-p After breakfast back to our room to finish getting ready to meet at 9 to head to the famous market in Chichicastenago. The town of Chichicastenango lies about 2,200 metres above sea level and features the best of handicrafts from all ...
... emerged from the dark alley onto the street to continue our walk down hill toward the docks, still time for shopping.
It isn’t long before our vendors reappear and shadow until the boat pulls away from the dock. Telling them no gracias doesn’t work, saying NO doesn’t work, buying something from them doesn’t work, pretending they do not exist doesn't work. Grrrrrrr
... in, so we did an odd one handed doggy paddle while holding our candles above our head. Very quickly we were in complete darkness which was a bit creepy! After a bit we came to the back of the cave, and had to climb up via a ladder tied to the rocks into the next cave. This is where it began to get a bit hairy, at the side of the rather narrow ledge we were perched on at the top, there was a drop that tapered off into the darkness, and the sound of ...
... after 2 weeks i changed teacher. I had William for 2 and now have Fernando for 2, both seem to be doing an awesome job since my spanish is much better. On Tuesday our activity was a trip to one of the nearby towns named "calcajá". This wasn't a touristy town and most people wore traditional Guatemalan clothes. We walked through the busy market and I managed to find a bucket filled with baby turtles for sale, I thought this was pretty awesome ...
... H1N1 scare, when El Salvador played at the stadium, Guatemalans in the stadium wore masks and gloves. Racism exists everywhere, no matter what country.
Guatemala isn't big on recycling, but the country is making more of an effort to become sustainable (with Eco-blocks and recycling initiatives). Pesticide use is always a concern, along with fracking by Canadian mining companies. Also, I'm pretty sure that fuel emissions aren't regulated in ...