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alex1989
11/9/2016 18:11 EST

Hi, I am a 26 year old Mexican-American woman, I was born and raised in the US. I've never liked it here. After some recent traumatic events, I feel like I should go to a place that will bring me closer to the thing I lost. I'm craving for a simpler life. My life is too fast and stressful here in the US. I want to move to Quetzaltenango. I want to save up enough USD to purchase a small land with a home to live the rest of my life. But I have never even left the country for pleasure, So I have no idea where I would start to get this ball moving. Any advice, suggestions, and new friends who will love another American friend. :) Thank you.

bettinazourli
2/28/2018 13:20 EST

Yes, I think too that you should come first to visit the region, Quetzaltenango, Atitlan, etc ... and for sure you'll find more information about it!
I am myself in the process of buying a land in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, if you need to can contact Real Estate Atitlan, he is very nice and will help you for sure.
Here is his website : realestateatitlan.com/cerro-de-oro-lake-atitlan-real-estate/4-bedrooms-waterfront-pool


Good luck ! Don't hesitate to contact me if you come to Atitlan, we can meet :)

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dulcimer05
1/26/2018 10:59 EST

1. Passport. 2. Any shots/medical issues taken care of. 3. Pack lightly but take items that may be hard to find there. 4. Learn the exchange rate. 5. Polish your Spanish. 6. Set up a budget. 7. Arrange for mail to be forwarded once you have an address. 8. Find cheap fares. 9. Find good hostels to live in temporarily. 10. Have a contact there.

armandatitlan
1/17/2018 21:24 EST

Where are you staying in Guatemala city.. My favorite place Zona 10, then ZOna 4, zona 1, Zona 14.. PM if you want more info.. I personally Guatemala City has a lot to offer if you are able to be moving outside the normal traffic hours...

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