Santo Tomas Hotel
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As I am sitting down with dinner and a glass of wine and the dogs staring at me, I am trying to remember everything we did during our trip and reflect upon it. The first full day was a "tourist day", so I'll get to the actual Water For People business in my next blog.
We left Guatemala City early in the morning and headed out for Chichi. We …
Today Paul's tummy was mostly ok which was just as well because we were spending the day in chichicastenanga, one of Guatemalas most famous markets. After packing our many bags (we had at least two more than we started with at that point), and a couple of hours drive, the kids were complaining about yet another market that surely was no different …
Chichicastenango was wet. I think it rained the whole time we were there. It was not too much of a problem, we had our wet weather gear with us but trying to get sneakers to dry overnight can be a bit of a problem.
We stayed at the Santo Tomas hotel, named after the Santo Tomas church in the town which we went out to visit the next …
We decide to board a shuttle for Chichicastenango (definitely one of the all time great place names in the world) for the famous twice-weekly market. The trip is enhanced by a one hour wait for the "carretierra rota" activity, which entails total closure of the road to both sides of traffic. This affords the local folk the opportunity to sell …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
We had a long day in chichi and one of our party was unwell. The hotel provided an oasis of calm and comfort that really helped the day to go better. We had breakfast and afternoon coffee, both very nice. The hotel is beautifully decorated, and the waiters are in traditional costume, giving the place a nice old-fashioned (in the berst sense of the word) feel. Another unique feature about this hotel is the many parrots and macaws around the dining area. I felt a bit ambiguous about these animals, given the conservation problems these birds face in the wild, but we did really enjoy seeing them and talking to them (there were some real characters).
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