Santander Plaza Hotel
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If we thought our ministry in Guatemala was over, we were wrong! We freshened up from our flight at the Santander Hotel then were driven by school bus to a men's drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. We participated in their evening devotional, then had a Q&A/Testimony time.
Ida was brought to tears at this ministry sight. She …
This morning I woke up to Wendy Johnson and Farrah Lee getting ready. After everyone else was awake and ready to go, we went down to breakfast. We had fruit, pancakes and fried hot dogs. It was delicious! We took a group picture and got on the school bus... Our driver pulls this huge 60-seater bus likes its a VW beetle. We had no idea what was in …
After arriving in Guatemala City (around 7:30pm, local time) and getting through customs and baggage claim, we were transported by school bus to the Hearts in Action office. There, the staff had prepared a delicious meal for us of chicken, salad and mashed potatoes. One of the staff members is from Venezuela, so Magdiel and I had a good time …
... garbage disposal where the garbage from all over the city comes together. More than 10,000 people scavenge through the garbage every day, looking for things they could clean, repair and then sell. Or they just look for some food leftovers they could feed to their families. More than 6,000 living off the dump are children. If you want to learn more about the dump, check out this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6SPy9qV1M4
On our first day we were present at ...
... racing style our driver had adopted (despite being in a double decker bus) combined with the potholes. Anyway, we made it to Antigua safely on Sunday morning and set out to find somewhere to have a shower. Turned out to be a bit of a mission, but we got there in the end by asking a nice lady at what looked like a hippie commune/hostel. We met our host family later that night.
The host family are really nice, and we've got an ok room to ourselves with private shower. There ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSantander Plaza Hotel Guatemala City
This place was beautiful. We stayed in cabins. My only complaint was the space. We were like sardines in a can, but I guess they really know how to maximize space! The food was delicious and the staff was very courteous. Because it was gated and guarded, we felt very secure there.
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