Mercure Casa Veranda Guatemala

12 Calle 1, 24 zona 10, Guatemala City, Western Highlands, 01010, Guatemala | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $93.00
 

Travel Blogs from Guatemala City

Day 2: Work Begins

A travel blog entry by msj322

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... sauce. It also had 2 tamales wrapped in banana leafs that you put into the soup. It was very good, but I couldn't quit staring at the steak that Erick got the whole time. For drink, Guatemala actually has it's own beer called Gallo, which is similar to a Bud light. I have had this before, but figured since I was trying typical Guatemalan cuisine I would order one. We finished it off with a desert called ...

Living in Antigua

A travel blog entry by gscaldwell

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... settling on gratitude. Yesterday someone described Antigua as "the oasis of Guatemala" and it is so true. Antigua, meaning "antique" has preserved her age in a very beautiful way, different from anywhere I have ever been. In 1773, an earthquake devastated the city and turned the many churches into ruins, which continue to stand throughout the city and are now markets, hotels, wedding venues, cafés, and museums; in total there are 36 churches here, 26 of which ...

Partying With the Dead

A travel blog entry by bdsaly

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... is a quasi-religious significance to the festival (the kites are lined with streamers carrying messages to the departed) this is also a competition. Partly decided on the intricacy of the design, the winner is ultimately the kite that has stood the longest and is still standing at the end of the day. Our guide tells us that the winning team pockets the equivalent of $10,000.

Kite building and flying though is only a part of the purpose of the day. Partying with the dead ...

We don't need no stinkin' horses!

A travel blog entry by celticsun007

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... today) held hands with our guides and that saved their limbs and avoided falls. B and I posed for pictures in a steam hole. My glasses fogged up. And we were able to roast marshmallows over one of the vents. The girls thought that was so cool and delicious! I didn’t get to do it as I was receiving first aid from our guide, Wilbur. We had a lunch of tortillas and vegetables on the trek back down. ...

Jungle fun

A travel blog entry by surfari

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... They were treated partly as western dogs by the western owners, but also used as security.
Locals (inmost of the places we've been) have a more farmyard attitude to dogs, as in they are a tool to keep pests, and wild animals etc away, and if they step out of line they get whacked/kicked. As a consequence, you get no real agro from local dogs. I haven't anyway!
So these dogs were probably a bit confused as to where they stand. Either way, one ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 12 Calle 1, 24 zona 10, Guatemala City, is near Avenida La Reforma, Convento Santa Clara, Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion, and La Canada.
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