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kgriff replied to the thread visit to cuidad vieja, guatemala on the Guatemala forum:
janerush initially posted:
Is the bed/breakfast hotel "Vitaflor" a safe and nice place or would you recommend a better choice? I will be traveling alone. I will need to take the shuttle from the airport to hotel. Do the shuttles stop in cuidad vieja? Thank you for your reply. Jane Rush
kgriff replied on April 16, 2014 with:
Don't know of a hotel in CV, but there are some reasonably priced apartments for rent by the day, week, or month...
janerush replied on April 15, 2014 with:
Could you please recommend a safe, clean hotel in Ciudad Vieja that is reasonably price. Thank you.
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Michaelapa replied to the thread Running in Antigua on the Guatemala forum:
Michaelapa initially posted:
Hi, is there any running club? any good roads? I would like to run with someone, not alone there. Any help please? Thanks Michaela
Michaelapa replied on April 15, 2014 with:
many thanks:-) M.
Ace13 replied on March 08, 2014 with:
When I volunteered in Ciudad Vieja I often would read the postings for runners at the City Hall. They ran everyday from Ciudad Vieja to DueƱas and back. It is a nice run and you don't have to worry about the cobble stones since they run on the main road. I am sure they continue to do this even though I haven't been back in the last 2 years. You may want to check it out.
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janerush posted hotel in cuidad vieja, guatemala on the Guatemala forum on April 14, 2014:
Could someone recommend a nice and reasonably priced hotel in cuidad vieja? I plan to visit CV in May. Hotel Santa Valentina does not respond to contact. Thank you. Jane
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pktruckdriver replied to the thread shopping, markets, etc.. on the Guatemala forum on April 12, 2014:
pktruckdriver initially posted:
Hello all I am in Valle de San Cristobal, Mixco area I believe, and was wondering about shopping , like a fish market, budget grocery shopping, costco, or pricemart , are these my option's, like Sam's Club/Costco's back home??? I am looking for a great Easter Ham for the family here, we are at least 8 people, so when we meal pre pare we must prepare for a feast each day, can anyone help me do this on the sly and I can surprise them once in awhile with some great meals , as I am here all alone and very bored. As you may have guessed this trip I am on very limitied funds, so budget shopping is a must, but still wish to get the ham if not over 1000q's that is patrick pm me
pktruckdriver replied on April 12, 2014 with:
Ir seems no ham to be found, oh well. I could not find Astoria yet, is it in the Centro Commercial of San Cristobal, or next to it? Went ClubCo , Walmart, And Pricesmart, seemed to me Walmart was not really priced too high, am I wrong, for a brand new nice size Wok for 85Q's, to me a great deal. patrick
pktruckdriver replied on April 11, 2014 with:
My family thanks you all I will call the number and see, and guess we are going to look at Wal-mart this weekend. Again many thanks for the responses, I have trouble googling these places, so I thought I might ask, because most people are happy to share, as am I. Also Astoria is on my list to stop in for sure. Again many thanks to all
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kgriff replied to the thread how do I cash a check? on the Guatemala forum on April 12, 2014:
kgriff initially posted:
I just got a check sent to me from a power company in the States...but I have no idea how to cash it... any ideas? is it possible at all? thanks.
kgriff replied on April 12, 2014 with:
My husband (who is a Chapin) and I have a bank account at BanTrab. Do we just go there and deposit the check into the account and wait for it to clear? I wasn't sure this was possible, so I decided to ask the experts...LOL...you guys... :) Thanks for the help...I'm on my way to the bank!
bajasur replied on April 12, 2014 with:
I have a bit of an edge, my novias son works for Banco Industrial so I have him take care of cashing checks from the US. Before that, I'd have Guatemalteco friends deposit my check in their account and wait for it to clear the account in the US before receiving my Q's from them. Maybe Guategringo can answer for you, but I think it's a bit difficult if you don't have an account at a local Bank.
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Chapparito replied to the thread Will a misdemeanor prevent me from becoming a resident? on the Guatemala forum on April 11, 2014:
Chapparito initially posted:
I know that you require a state background check but what do they look for? If I have a recent misdemeanor charge will I not be eligible for permanent residency? Any advice would be helpful.
Chapparito replied on April 11, 2014 with:
It was a drug charge. Damn! But I am still eligible to live there as a tourist right? Stay for 6 months exit the country and come back
iguanalover replied on April 11, 2014 with:
People in this part of the world are very simple. They may not have misdemeanors and/or felonies. A conviction may be a conviction, no difference. If it shows up on a police report, you probably have a problem. You need to consult a Guatemalan immigration attorney on this one. If it had anything to do with drugs or sex, forget it.
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Talullah replied to the thread Finding NGO Work on the Guatemala forum on April 10, 2014:
Talullah initially posted:
We are both US citizens. If one spouse is able to find legal work with an NGO in Guatemala, how likely is it that once we are in country, the other souse will also be legally hired and/or can find work with another organization. (Assuming skill set matches the position, etc.)
Talullah replied on April 10, 2014 with:
Thanks, Francesca. We are thinking that NGO work with a stipend of $400-500 would be a really helpful addition on top of a more "livable" salary provided by the other position. Our plan is for my husband to spend the first three months doing Spanish studies to improve his language skills and then to look for something else. My main question is about the possibility of getting legal permission to work. I still don't have a formal offer from the initial position, so we are also wondering about visas to work in Guatemala.
FrancescaW replied on April 09, 2014 with:
If you are looking for NGO work here are the best resources: www.idealist.org, and there is another good resource in Xela Mundo something, just can't remember right now! Here you'll find volunteer and paid jobs. Most NGO jobs unless in the City are low paying jobs in line with local salaries, or you'll get a stipend of about $400-500, which is your lucky will cover your rent! Regarding the 2nd half of a couple finding legal paid work - probably pretty hard. But there are lots of volunteer positions and as I mentioned ones with a stipend too. If you are interested in around the lake this has lots of local NGOs but you'll need to speak good Spanish as you will for most paid jobs, only volunteer positions sometimes require an intermediate level of Spanish: http://www.conectandoatitlan.org/. But really your best bet is the job section of idealist.org! Good Luck Francesca
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pktruckdriver posted shopping, markets, etc.. on the Guatemala forum on April 09, 2014:
Hello all I am in Valle de San Cristobal, Mixco area I believe, and was wondering about shopping , like a fish market, budget grocery shopping, costco, or pricemart , are these my option's, like Sam's Club/Costco's back home??? I am looking for a great Easter Ham for the family here, we are at least 8 people, so when we meal pre pare we must prepare for a feast each day, can anyone help me do this on the sly and I can surprise them once in awhile with some great meals , as I am here all alone and very bored. As you may have guessed this trip I am on very limitied funds, so budget shopping is a must, but still wish to get the ham if not over 1000q's that is patrick pm me
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christamills replied to the thread need help on the Guatemala forum:
Mat52 initially posted:
Anyone know of a psychologist who understands English in Antigua or San Lucas
christamills replied on April 08, 2014 with:
Thank you, bajasur.
Larryt replied on April 08, 2014 with:
Gail is great I recommended
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Talullah replied to the thread Salon at Lake Atitlan? on the Guatemala forum on April 07, 2014:
Talullah initially posted:
I am preparing to pass an extended period of time at the Lake and wonder where I can find a US quality salon. Basically, ladies, I will need a good quality root touch-up every few weeks. Is this a possibility? where?
Talullah replied on April 07, 2014 with:
Thank you. I looked them up on Facebook. It looks good.
armandatitlan replied on April 07, 2014 with:
yes In Panajachel you have salon Manolia in Comercial San Rafael Calle Santander. Run by Daniela Bossi who is a young guatemalan hair dresser and speaks english
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