Hotel Utz Jay
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Utz Jay Panajachel
Travel Blogs from Panajachel
... was great and the atmosphere jovial, but dinner beckoned. The main street was filled with stalls and sellers approached us constantly. I learnt "no gracias" very quickly. Young children, mostly indigenous Mayans are on the streets selling, not many go to school. One young very personable boy kept approaching us as we ate dinner, when we wouldn't buy anything he asked for a piece of bread. ...
... Too bad at I am such a poor student. I am doing my homework and Carmelina is a very good teacher, but I really struggled all week with the verbs and conjugations! I can't seem to ever get the correct ending on the words or to get them in the correct order! Oh my!! But, I'm enjoying the experience!! For $30 a day to have 40 hours of class, plus room and board for 14 days, it can't be beat for a bargain!
Most of the week, I just ate cup of soup at school ...
... I have to get up tomorrow morning. We even played Trival Pursuit. Before I joined I read one of the question sheets to check it wasn't uber hard like how I remember it. I had five out of six correct so got involved. What a fluke! It was solid. The guys who eventually one did so by default (we changed the rolls a little) just by landing on "free" squares. In fairness though it was the 1981 Genius ...
... and taught them a few English words. The oldest, Elvia, asked me if the woman depicted on the cover of Sam's copy of The Great Gatsby was me. "Nope." "Your sister then?" "Nope." She gave me a dirty look as though I was clearly lying to mess with her. All and all we waited for over an hour with these funny little girls and ended up buying some of their delicious natural chocolates. It was an awesome experience.
Okay, now the worst bit.
We decided to stay in a ...
... There was room in the van and I was prepared to move over, but instead, the hitchhiker just jumped on the roof. For the next hour or so, we twisted and turned on the rocky road. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere because we were! The landscape was beautiful though. It was so green and hilly. There was no sign of civilization around and it was getting darker. Suddenly, I looked up and out of nowhere was a city - restaurants, people, small beat-up looking ...