Hotel Utz Jay
Travel Blogs from Panajachel
We left our cute guesthouse in San Pedro, and walked to the docks for a lovely lakeside breakfast. Two coffees and two egg plates with fruit and banana bread....barely $4. I love this town.
We took the speeedboat ferry an hour back across Lake Atitlan to Panajachel, the main town. We checked into another cute guesthouse, this one a set of …
Despite what a lot of reviews had said about Panajachel, we definitely enjoyed ourselves. Vanessa, Miguel, Brian and I got up very early on our second day there and caught a bus to the famous ĘChiChi MarketĘ. The town is actually called Chichicastenango, but folks call it Chi Chi for short :). None of us were really sure what to …
So, this is my second attempt at writing this entry. I had a good seven paragraphs finished yesterday and something happened with the internet, which caused all of my work to be deleted in about three seconds. I'll leave it to your imagination to visualize my reaction.
My intention with this entry is to sum up our last two …
... moving. The drive to Xela is 4 hours from Guatemala city and even though im not tall my knees did not fit in the seat at all making for a very uncomfortable ride. Just as I arrived in Guatemala a mega storm passed through with lots of rain thunder and lightening. In typical fashion my chicken buss broke down half way and the random wrenches and spanners came out in the rain. virtually everyone got off as the next buss honked as if to say ditch that one ...
... dogs to eat. Men were shot along a line. Women were often sexually abused and raped repeatedly. Mayans were manipulated and recruited by the government to abuse and kill their own people. Whole families were killed if a family member was a suspected member of the guerrilla or if he/she was too vocal about the events that were unfolding. Everybody was afraid so everybody kept quiet.
The atrocities of past events reinforces the importance of being politically aware. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking