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Expat Report Info about Lucky Buggers Club, Guatemala in Guatemala City, Guatemala was published
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Describe your group.
Lucky Buggers Club, Guatemala You just might be asking yourself what is a Lucky Bugger? Well, it’s a group for men w...ho happen to be the “trailing spouse” or “significant other” of someone on assignment here in Guatemala (and now worldwide with a group in the Philippines). We try to stay out of trouble by keeping ourselves busy with. well. with just about anything we like really, just as long as we don’t get our better halves too angry with us (a little angry is okay). We are always looking for ways to stay out of trouble, whether it’s golf, bowling, diving or other sporting activity and have actually been known to volunteer our time to charity or other social projects. Of course we can’t forget about the nourishment of our minds and body, so we meet for lunch often to share “intellectual” enrichment and, while not a political group, are always willing to criticize world politics and politicians, but no gossiping allowed, we’ll leave that for others. So, as long as you are an expat living in Guatemala, your better half works and you don’t (part time is okay), you can become a member of the Lucky Buggers Club, Guatemala. You’ll be sure to make some friends and find ways to spend your precious free time. And of course suggestions on ways to use our valuable time are always welcome. So, just click on the “Ask To Join” button; or send email to us if you'd like more information. Contact Randel at randeleden@yahoo.co.uk for more details (Continue)
Expat Report Having a Baby in Guatemala City, Guatemala by mishe was published
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Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I went to the Centro De Parto Natural for the natural birth I always wanted. I had no pain management even though the labor was long. (31 Hours) My midwife was AMAZING. I highly recommend her. She monitored the baby and me regularly and knew just what to do when things slowed down. If it weren't for her, I most likely would have had to have a C-section. You can read my birth experience at http://www.drypixel.com/1110/natural-birth-in-guatemala/ (Continue)
Expat Report Info about Guatamala Adventure & Scuba club in Guatemala City, Guatemala was published
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Describe your group.
This group is for Expat`s living in Guatemala interested in outdoor activities such as 4 x 4 trails, hiking, biking, scuba diving, etc. We are a non profit group run by Expat members of Embassies, NGO`s, UN agencies, International Banks, etc.

Members are free to arrange weekends away. We encourage group activities for safety reasons. Please feel free to suggest fun activities to the group. (Continue)

Expat Report Dating and Marriage in Guatemala City, Guatemala by karigolabek was published
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What is it like in your country of residence for someone with your relationship status (married/divorced/dating)? If you're single, how do you meet other people? Do English-speaking people tend to gravitate to certain parts of your city?
To be married and living in Guate is ok if you have some couple friends. It can be boring or fun depending on what you do on the weekends. There is a security issue so you really have to becareful where you go. We met some couples at certain events, but we work a lot and have a brand new baby so we don't get out much. (Continue)
Expat Report Having a Baby in Guatemala City, Guatemala by karigolabek was published
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Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I have to say that my experience was amazing. I gave birth in a Private Hospital called Sanatorio de Nuestra Senora del Pilar. I have a great team of doctors. It was a C-Section, so it was scheduled for the 11th of June. The anistiologist was amazing. I didn't feel a thing. The pediatrist was there to take the baby. He checked him out and everyone did exactly what they were suppoed to do. My husband and I stayed in the hospital for 4 nights together in a suite. It was nice. Nothing special. The nurses were great. The care was really good for both me and my son. If we stay long enough in Guate, I will give birth there again. Total cost $5,000 US. (Continue)
Expat Report Jobs in Guatemala City, Guatemala was published
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What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?
The zones an expat would live and work in for Guatemala City are overall mainly safe. We do not feel threatened, and have never seen a dangerous crime. There is no visible gang activity or violence where we live, but we stay out of the dangerous parts of the city. We really enjoy living here!! (Continue)

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