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An Expat Talks about Living in Panajachel, Guatemala

Submitted by armandatitlan


Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

If you're moving to Panajachel, be prepared to live a different life style. Life is affordable, help is affordable. Slower pace.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Panajachel

How long have you lived there?

25

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

There are group of people biking, playing pokers, theatre. Saturday mid day at the center of town big bbq where lots of expats goes. Lots of NGO offering volunteering plans.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Locals are very welcoming, lots of businesses are run by expats but locals are slowly picking up. Very tolerant.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

City lives mostly from tourism.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

People are pretty much having a great time having a good life. Not too many expat with families.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Be prepared to live a different life style. Life is affordable, help is affordable. Slower pace.

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