Howard Johnson Inn Guatemala City
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... bye to the Israeli girls from the bus I`d arrived on, and who are off on a sunrise trek and have to get up at 3am.
I was abruptly awoken by some Israeli sing songs for children at 6.45am, had my shrimp noodles, banana and coffee, got my stuff ready and walked to the internet cafe to blog and get some mineral water for the day.
UPDATE There was no issue with the thrid night's money being asked for again, so that was one less thing to worry about.
... all had 5 windows / arches.
Visited the arts and cultural centre on Avenida Artista which was beautiful - saw a collection of paintings from famous Guatemalan artists.
I asked Eddie about the 2 flags everywhere - he explained that one was the Guatemala flag with the national bird quetzal and the other was the flag of Guatemala City. There is currently some controversy around the Guatemalan flag - the bird is ...
... of its existence. Despite my innocence, it nonetheless meant riding 100 kilometres back into Mexico, destroying any chance of an early crossing or a positive attitude. Back at the border, the tedium of bureaucracy took over. One of the many free services provided by any border, along with headaches and abuse, is instilling in people a false sense of importance. Border officials become swelled and aloof with the lofty task of choosing who may and who may ...
... t even have to get up too early to make our flight. Trusty Nancy was there to deliver us to the airport.
This trip we were flying American Airlines. We used to fly it a lot, but since our move to Charlotte, most of our flights have been through US Airways. This trip, the best times and prices came with American. We boarded our plane which was an American Eagle flight--a plane with 2 seats on one side and 1 on the other.
... public cemetery- and we were again amazed by the effort that family members go to to decorate graves of their loved ones on this day. Day of the Dead is a very special day in the culture here- and the evidence of this was all around us. The rest of our time here was just spend exploring this beautiful city. Antigua was originally the capital of Guatemala until several earthquakes in 1773 destroyed many of the buildings. Some of these buildings have just been left as they were- ...