Hotel Vista Real Guatemala
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I think everybody has heard something bad about Guatemala City, even if he/she has never been there. It's like with Mexico City - its dangerousness is almost legendary. In case of the latter one, most of the things turned out to be false or exaggerated. We were able to go out by ourselves after nightfall and has never encountered any problems whatsoever. Of course, you have to be smart and don't go to specific areas, but other than that you should be perfectly fine in ...
... or read before turning out the lights around 10:00 and resting up for a morning of hard labour the following day. Today was actually our last Spanish class for the time being (we were sick on Friday and had a make up lesson) and we are looking forward to spending our afternoons exploring more of the city and maybe a volcano or two (although we do climb part way up one of them every other day so we'll see...) Did I mention that the food where we're staying is ...
... to collect our chocolates 2hrs later and wow they tasted amazing! Perfect chocolate. It was now time to check in at the hostel, when we arrived it seemed a great place to stay with lots going on and so many people to meet. We got ready and headed to the roof terrace where the bar was located. We met other travellers and the drinks were flowing as happy hour was midday till 9pm, happy 9hrs... PERFECTO!! We later headed out for dinner with a ...
... that she had last night. We suspected it was hard to see the girls swimming and having fun when she couldn’t join in. It is tough to see the severe poverty all around us.
The girls made a friend with another girl whose mom was teaching a yoga class. She swam with them. It was difficult to get them out of the pool as you might imagine.
We did some serious shopping ...
... but the view of Guatemala City as we descended from the clouds was pretty good (are these houses meant to be higher than us?)...but the bus ride is said to be pretty scenic...but but but...
Made it out of Guat City airport (pretty modern compared to San Salvador's) pretty smoothly and was met by the shuttle bus to my TEFL course HQ in cobblestoned Antigua and onto my homestay with a host family.
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