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laura84egan replied to the thread Thanksgiving Dinner on the Guatemala forum on November 25, 2014:
laura84egan initially posted:
Anyone seen pumpkin pie ingredients or a pie already made would do. Or sweet potatoes from the states? I went to all the walmarts and no luck.Just wondering if anyone else knew a place in the city or San Cristobal. Thank you
laura84egan replied on November 25, 2014 with:
Thank you for the info! Have blessed day and Happy Holidays to you and your family! Laura
bajasur replied on November 25, 2014 with:
Call John, the owner at 7832-5545 speaks English. He can give you the price and menu items.
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laura84egan posted Senior Citizens on the Guatemala forum on November 25, 2014:
Is there any events or hobby places for my mother? She only speaks english and would really like to get to know other english speaking elderly people.She likes to sew, crochet, and all other crafty things.She is always making new beautiful things and she just wants to meet other people that have that in common in San Cristobal area .Thank you for any suggestions. God Bless
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armandatitlan replied to the thread Request for Bus and Accomodations Info. for San Pedro La Laguna on the Guatemala forum on November 25, 2014:
mike777 initially posted:
My oldest son and I are currently staying in Guatemala City at a friend's place. We would like to take a bus to San Pedro La Laguna and stay at an inexpensive hotel/hostel. Also, we would like to find a guide (preferably a Christian who knows the churches in the area). My objective in visiting the area is to evaluate it as a potential candidate for establishing residency for my family. We only have one more week in the country to make a decision. If anyone can be of help in this area, please send me a personal message. Respectfully, Mike
armandatitlan replied on November 25, 2014 with:
sending you PM
bajasur replied on November 25, 2014 with:
Take a shuttle to Panajachel from Antigua. Then a launcha across the lake to San Pedro. Shuttle to Pana $10. I always stay in Pana so can't help you with hostel/hotel in San Pedro.
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dhkimgt posted Recommendable hotels in Panajachel on the Guatemala forum on November 25, 2014:
Hi, everyone! I'm thinking of spending a weekend in winding down in Panajachel after an exhasting midweek. Which hotels would you recommend to me? My preference is a hotel near the lake and with a safe parking lot for guests. Thank you in advance for your attention to my question. Saludos!
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Fercho replied to the thread Driving To Guatemala from Canada on the Guatemala forum on November 24, 2014:
ddeubel initially posted:
Next week my wife and I will be driving to Guatemala from Canada (Ontario). Currently freezing to death up here. Wondering if members might share some tips about crossing the borders, routes, etc.... We have a lot of information but don't know what is current, correct etc... Might help others thinking of doing the same this winter season. We plan on only driving during the day. Staying at hotels. We are in no rush. Will most likely cross through Brownsville. Car is late model which we'll later import and keep at our house. Thanks in advance. DD
Fercho replied on November 24, 2014 with:
DD- I have traveled from DC to Guatemala many times. The best advice is to avoid Mexico City, go on the coast from Brownsville / Matamoros to Tuxpan, that will be your first day ( 101 to 180). Be VERY CAREFUL IN TAMPICO, the crooks have badges and drive cars marked POLICIA. It is also best to travel during the week so you can threaten to call your consulate, something that will be difficult to do on the weekend and more suceptible to their threats of holding you overnight. Tuxpan to Veracruz the second day. Clear roads (180). Third day stay on the 180 Veracruz to Acayucan, head south from there on the 185, it is a beautiful drive winding roads ( two lane one in each direction) until you get to Route 200 going East. Depending on trafic you might have luck in making it to Tonala if not then I advise you to find a decent size town as it becomes dusk and drive ONLY with daylight. From there the 200 is four lane divided highway some of the best you will have. TAKE CARE to not pass the station where you have to get your car deposit money back and make copies beforehand, they will ask for three copies and do not have a copier, this is so that you will frustratedly walk away from your deposit. The station has a HUGE mexican flag. I made the mistake of going to the border and having to trek back because they had recently moved and no one knew where it was. From Tapachula you can head to EL Carmen, the border crossing with GUatemala. DO NOT GET SIDETRACKED with all your new amoigos that will want to HELP you. The ONLY thing you have to pay is Q160 ( roughly US$20.00) for the temporary permit. However once you bring the car in Guatemala you will have to tag it with national tags IF you want to INSURE it. If not then you can just renew your temorary pass every three months but they drive like maniacs here so it depends on how risk averse you are. From El Carmen to Guatemala City it is four hours give or take depending on trafic etc. Take copies of everything drivers licenses passports, title and yes it is a good idea to list your belongings in Spanish. Best of luck my fellow traveler! If you need real estate help once here email me Fercho
ddeubel replied on November 18, 2014 with:
Thanks busman. Good to know. I'll look to pay the locals and let them help out. Seems the best bet. Just scraping off the car and warming it up before leaving this morning. Tentative route. North Bay - Toronto - Detroit - Cincinnati - Nashville - Little Rock - Houston - Brownsville - then we'll pick up a map in Mx and we'll see!
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AtitlanArtist replied to the thread richard sylvia hutchingson on the Guatemala forum on November 23, 2014:
debkinney initially posted:
deb kinney is looking for sylvia and richard who live in pana. will be visiting guatelmala jun 2014. lets link up.
AtitlanArtist replied on November 23, 2014 with:
The message has been relayed.
debkinney replied on November 23, 2014 with:
Oops. June 2015 ! Thank you for passing a message for me. I will be traveling with 2 American teenagers whose parents are from there. They have asked me to chaparone the girls. And since I'll be in the neighborhood need to say hello to Richard and Sylvia. Gratzie
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Paradoxica replied to the thread nurse in Antigua area on the Guatemala forum on November 22, 2014:
mgara07 initially posted:
Greetings! I am a young woman from Canada hoping to move to the Antigua area for a few years. I am a nurse, and looking for employment. Currently don't know a lot of Spanish but am determined to learn. Any advice or connections would be greatly appreciated!!
Paradoxica replied on November 22, 2014 with:
Hi! I might be able to help you but not for a few months as I am currently in the US for another month or so. I will private message you to set up contact and more details. Good for you for coming to Antigua! Good luck with the move. peace!
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The International Business Academy (IBA), located in the new and emerging business section of Guatemala City has been providing professional, business English training to local Guatemalan companies for the past nine years. We are looking for bright, young college students and recent graduates to be a part of our team!
DanRadin replied to the thread Antigua Taxi Driver Named George on the Guatemala forum on November 19, 2014:
DanRadin initially posted:
I am living in Panajachel. Last week I was in Guatemala City getting my visa extended. I met a great taxi driver named George who drove me back to Antigua. He is originally from Chicago and he speaks perfect English, which is a big help since my Spanish is still pretty weak. I lost George's business card. Does anybody know how to get in touch with him? Alternatively, can anyone recommend a trustworthy taxi driver who can take me from Antigua to Guatemala City and back to pick up my passport?
DanRadin replied on November 19, 2014 with:
Great. Thank you!
julieakucera replied on November 19, 2014 with:
Talk to Marleni at Chez Daniel. She has obtained GREAT drivers for us in the past!
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DanRadin replied to the thread england to guatemala on the Guatemala forum:
poppy19 initially posted:
I was adopted from Guatemala when i was a baby and have been waiting to go back since, i would like to go for a year or more, at first i was looking at going with a volunteer group, as i would then have some kind of base. But in not as sure now, I'm studying to teach English as a foreign language other than that in not sure what i could do for work. Id be very grateful for any advice
DanRadin replied on November 17, 2014 with:
Hi Poppy, I teach at a non-profit school in Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. We use an American-based curriculum all taught in English. Many of our students are from ex-pat families and some of the wealthier locals or those who have gotten scholarships. However, one thing that makes our school unusual is our ESL program. Every year, at about this time, the local public school year ends. At that time, a new cohort of local students (mostly indigenous) enters our school. Many are supported through scholarships. We have an ESL specialist who works with this new cohort on integration into the general student body. They work all through the summer so that they are ready to be fully integrated with their English speaking classmates when they return at the end of August. It has been a very successful program and I think that it says a lot about the philosophy of this school. The current ESL specialist is planning to move back to the United States with his wife to start their own family. This could be a good opportunity for you, with your particular personal history, to help other Guatemalan children broaden their horizons and open up to new opportunities in life. The school is called Panajachel Colegio Internacional (PCI). You can find it on the Internet. I recommend that you contact them if you have an interest.
ppereira replied on October 31, 2014 with:
Hi Puppy, I am from Guatemala and now I live in England. There is a webpage called where you can find forums for volunteering in Guatemala Do you know Spanish? do you want to work teaching english? there are lots of opportunities in schools in the city. send me an email and good luck with going back... it is the most beautiful country ever! (but still a third world country).. Patty
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