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pca1823
1/20/2017 16:25 EST

I will be moving to Guatemala in a few months. Are there specific items I should take from the US? Specifically things that are difficult to get or very expensive. What do you guys miss from the US?

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MARCYCLARKE
1/21/2017 14:12 EST

Aspirin , sunscreen, and DEET. I've been told is very expensive in Guatemala

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ellenbuilder
1/23/2017 20:26 EST

High thread count sheets, wash clothes,Frank's kraut, everything else you can get here or a reasonable substitute. Note the high thread count sheets, also big fluffy towels. these can become rather important if you plan on spending any length of time here. Also flea treatment, if you are a do9 or cat person, you know how important this can be. The fleas here have attitude like you wouldn"t believe and need strong encouragement to die. Although I consider myself a peaceful soul, I wish death and destruction to fleas. We have 6 dogs, I believe they would agree.

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ellenbuilder
1/23/2017 20:26 EST

High thread count sheets, wash clothes,Frank's kraut, everything else you can get here or a reasonable substitute. Note the high thread count sheets, also big fluffy towels. these can become rather important if you plan on spending any length of time here. Also flea treatment, if you are a do9 or cat person, you know how important this can be. The fleas here have attitude like you wouldn"t believe and need strong encouragement to die. Although I consider myself a peaceful soul, I wish death and destruction to fleas. We have 6 dogs, I believe they would agree.

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bajasur
1/23/2017 20:42 EST

For things are not available here in Antigua or in Guate or I want a specific item not available here I order from Amazon. Fast cheap and US prices. There are shipping charges (I use a mail forwarding service based in Miami, Fl.) plus Customs chargres and receive my items in 7-10 days.

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Melvingl
1/25/2017 13:54 EST

Any electric item is expensive in Guatemala. Tv. Microwave, computers etc etc.

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Melvingl
1/25/2017 14:16 EST

Any electric item is expensive in Guatemala. Tv. Microwave, computers etc etc.

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DRThomas
1/25/2017 14:39 EST

An electric blanket may come in handy if you live in the Highlands (Xela, Antigua). If you buy one and have it sent down by mail or courrier, it will cost big bucks,. Good luck finding one in Guatemala.

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Paulo69
1/25/2017 15:35 EST

I have seen electric blankets at Sears (Majadas) but that was about 3 or 4 years ago so bring one just in case.

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