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An Expat Talks about Living in Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala

Jan 06, 2015


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An expat from France offers some quick insights into what it's like to live in Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala.

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

Santa Cruz La Laguna

How long have you lived there?

15

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

CECAP in the village and expat founded organisation to empower the local people

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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.

Yes great mix of nationalities and religion and social back ground

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

The main activity of Santa Cruz resolves around tourism and Ngo's

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

Enjoying the quality of life and views

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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 travel by boat as it is only accessible by boat, Understand that it is not a city that offers a great social life but a great community of expats.

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