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Old 09-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #61
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Got out for a nice walk. Here is the Central park.



I also went to this church and this museum.

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #62
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Awesome Trip

I was planning on doing the same trip in June...

Work (ie telecommute when I need to) all the way down to Panama and then reassess whether I could keep moving south. Damn bike broke down on departure day.... I'm going to be following closely.. want to see how you do on having internet access that you can work with!

Congrats! Enjoy the trip!
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #63
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Yesterday did my laundry. At this place just down the street.



About $4.00 and it was ready the same day. Hard to beat.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #64
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This is Great!!

I'm in!!
I would really like to do a similar trip!
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:29 PM   #65
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Of course found the Starbucks. Did have coffee there this morning. Mostly to say that I did, but also to have a decent cup.



Went past the monetary.

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #66
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Going back to yesterday, here is the inside of the museum.



And of the church ( not the cathedral)

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:37 PM   #67
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Maybe I should also explain the origami Yoda. The night before I left my daughter made it and gave it to me for my trip. She is going to check the thread too for pictures. He is based on a book my younger son was reading.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #68
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Here he is on the roof this morning while I was doing a little reading.

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:19 PM   #69
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After that I found the tram to the top of the hill.



A great view of the city.



You can see the cathedral toward the middle. The same one behind Yoda.

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:54 PM   #70
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The top

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Old 09-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #71
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I was planning on doing the same trip in June...

Work (ie telecommute when I need to) all the way down to Panama and then reassess whether I could keep moving south. Damn bike broke down on departure day.... I'm going to be following closely.. want to see how you do on having internet access that you can work with!

Congrats! Enjoy the trip!
So far it is working pretty well. I do pay attention to what places have it and even then there can be problems. As long as you don't need to be available 24/7 you can make it work.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #72
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The picture of the band playing in the square: my gal and I had a beer on the opposite side of where your picture was taken, the first balcony window on the far left. You can see the window where we sat in.... Funny funny, small world... When you get down to Guatemala let me know, I can meet you for a beer if we're in the same area. If you plan on staying in Xela check out Hostal Don Diego, parking for the bike and a few blocks from the Central, it has internet access and is clean. If you stay in Antigua, check out Posada Vera, next to Hotel Primavera, also secure parking for the bike, but no internet. Right now I'm in Coban but will be on the move come Monday am. I want to check out the futbol match tomorrow, if tickets are available. Enjoy the ride!!

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:57 AM   #73
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The picture of the band playing in the square: my gal and I had a beer on the opposite side of where your picture was taken, the first balcony window on the far left. You can see the window where we sat in.... Funny funny, small world... When you get down to Guatemala let me know, I can meet you for a beer if we're in the same area. If you plan on staying in Xela check out Hostal Don Diego, parking for the bike and a few blocks from the Central, it has internet access and is clean. If you stay in Antigua, check out Posada Vera, next to Hotel Primavera, also secure parking for the bike, but no internet. Right now I'm in Coban but will be on the move come Monday am. I want to check out the futbol match tomorrow, if tickets are available. Enjoy the ride!!

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Sounds like a plan. I am not sure when I will get there, but when I do I would love to meet up and grab a beer.

Plus thanks for the lodging tips. I really appreciate those. They sound just like what I need and want I want to know about them. Keep enjoying your journey.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #74
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Left Zacatecas this morning. Before I forget I will highly recommend Hostel Villa Colonial. It was very nice with a great staff and a nice private room. With a bath and shower for 300 pesos.

Great location too.

But today I headed to San Luis Potosi.



Made it in about 2 1/2 hours. So I checked in to hostel. Unfortunately, no private rooms available, so my first dorm room. So far no one else has checked in so it might still be a private room.



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Old 09-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #75
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Not too bad for 150 pesos.
This is the street.



Did have time to wander around the historic district.

Nice churches.




Pretty public squares too.



They were having some kind of festival or something. But it may have been a normal Sunday.

I also stopped into the museum of masks. For about $1.50 you can see some weird ones.
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