Rancho Grande Inn
Travel Blogs from Panajachel
... and don’t want to come across as dull or anti-social!
To sum up, my relationship with myself is always an issue when I’m travelling outside my comfort zone, geographically or otherwise. It’s an opportunity to reflect and grow as a person, which is why I’m writing about it. In fact, I think it was a good decision to skip the group dinner tonight and spend some time writing – I feel more grounded already! Tomorrow will be a great day. ...
... even touching the brakes! To be honest, Guatemala feels safer than I expected, but if you're going to die, it's almost inevitably going to be in a car accident!
It turns out that the hair-raising drive was worth it and our hostel, El Retiro in Lanquin, was absolute paradise. We were right on the river, we had plenty of good food and booze, they spoke English (so we didn't have to rely on our embarassingly rubbish and deteriorating Spanish) and we ...
... kids in the main square letting off fireworks. They were amazing! Absolutely no fear and oblivious to consequence. Took me back to my childhood instantly when I made copper bombs and 'bungas' thinking I was invincible..... Watch the video below....
There is a legend that 80 years ago a chicken bus rolled off
the road and down the mountain killing all 40 on board. The locals say that at
... say hello.
USA (or Philadelphia): No one says hello. Living the city, one must avoid eye contact and walk briskly to wherever one has to go.
Guatemala: There is no set time to meet or deadlines to uphold. Everything is laissez-faire and up in the air.
USA: Everything is scheduled and punctuality is key. I prefer things to run on time and to be on schedule.
... me. I couldn't say no, so I bought one and then I helped her fold up all the incredible hand stitched textiles ready to put back on her head. While I stood there and helped her fold away her goods a funny thought popped into my mind. I asked her if I could try placing the stack on my head. I wanted to know what she had to go through every day. She laughed and said 'ok'. So while Stuie stood by and took photos the lady helped me get it up onto my head. Wow...it ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsRancho Grande Inn Panajachel
Very nice staff.
Good location when you like it quite.
Good for kids.
The carpets in the room were dirty and full of small bugs.
The swimming pool is only a plunge pool and the water was very cold.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.