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Old 08-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #31
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That is great, Adventureplanet!! I can't wait to be one of your initial guests.

I expect to be down there in about two weeks. I am taking the suggested Yucatan route, BTW.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:44 PM   #32
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more advice about your arrival to Guatemala

cool we are looking forward to have you here..
few more tips before you cross the GT border
if your crossing via melchor de mencos be sure to visit the yaxha arqueological site it on your way and its a must for ADV riders.
also if you dont mind the tourist roads stop in tikal.... visiting both places will take you at least 2 days if you are on the budget stay at casa de don david en el remate if not stay at Nitun lodge great place with great host check his web site www.nitun.com.

ok haf to go but will post you more info later

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:02 AM   #33
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Fuí a tu website. Creo que conozco tu familia pues el apellido Lau suena my familiar. Estuve in la Politécnica por un tiempillo (la antigua en Av. La Reforma cuando era la actual en los 70’s).

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:07 AM   #34
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:10 AM   #35
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #36
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saludos Pedro Navaja

Que hacias en la escuela Politecnica en los 70? mi apellido te suena por alguien que conociste alli? dame masdetalles talvez encontramos el link

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:22 PM   #37
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Que hacias en la escuela Politecnica en los 70? mi apellido te suena por alguien que conociste alli? dame masdetalles talvez encontramos el link

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:21 AM   #38
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Woo hoo, having my first breakfast in Guate!

I just crossed over at La Mesilla. No problems, no hellers, got a reasonable rate from moneychanger. All fears, while good preparation, proved to be unnecessary.

Hoping to make Xela tonight!
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:14 PM   #39
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welcome to GT Bouldergeek

You are nown in Adventure planet territory...... we welcome you and wish you a safe trip... keep us updated....will follow your posts and hope you can join us in one of our rides,

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:20 AM   #40
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Thanks for the welcome!

I want to ask the community: for Spanish instruction, interesting living, meeting people, should I stay in Xela or Antigua?

I don't really want to hang out with other gringos, and the word on the street down here is that Antigua is like San Miguel de Allende, which is to say full of tourists and pretty far from immersive. Xela is a little crazier and hectic than I usually like, though there have been some great restaurants and the people seem to like being here.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:37 AM   #41
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Thanks for the welcome!

I want to ask the community: for Spanish instruction, interesting living, meeting people, should I stay in Xela or Antigua?

I don't really want to hang out with other gringos, and the word on the street down here is that Antigua is like San Miguel de Allende, which is to say full of tourists and pretty far from immersive. Xela is a little crazier and hectic than I usually like, though there have been some great restaurants and the people seem to like being here.

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Antigua is definitely the foreign tourist capital of GT, but it is well worth a visit. I don't know if the volcano is still erupting, but it was a highlight of my trip. I took a week of Spanish there, and had a good time.

My impression of Xela was that it has more of a university vibe to it than a vacation spot. Lots of people there for volunteer work, lots of classes and seminars on all kinds of latin american subjects. I stayed at Hostel Argentina, i think on Diagaonal 12, but don't quote me. If you fancy a backpack trip into the campo, get in touch with Quetzal Trekkers, a volunteer run non profit benefitting a school in Xela. They are provided office space by Hostel Argentina as well.

If you want to get out of the cities, San Pedro de la Laguna, on Lake Atitlan, has language classes dirt cheap, and is a much smaller town, in a spectacularly beautiful setting. My experience is 3 years old, but at that time the road on the north side of the lake had a reputation for robberies. No problem if you come in off the PanAm. When I get a chance to go back this is where I plan to go.

Have a great trip!

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Old 09-06-2009, 12:55 PM   #42
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our advice

we recomend El Remate, Peten, its a beutiful low profile place with spanish schools, good moto rides around and right in the border with the Mayan Biosphere. not only you will be inmerse in a local culture but also will have the chance to explore Tikal, Huaxactun, yaxha, and other nice arqueological sites... Antigua is a must place to visit but forget about learning and using spanish. Antigua even do is a beutiful place has lost its own identity and has become the central american capital of illegal inmigration from north america and europe its like trying to go and learn english in east L.A.

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Old 09-06-2009, 01:06 PM   #43
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Fantastic information, guys, thank you!

That confirms what I have been hearing.

Thanks for the info on Peten. I will look into it.

Cheers,

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Old 09-29-2009, 06:28 AM   #44
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Dual Sport to Moto X to Tecpan

this our last ride to the highlands of Guatemala, with 2 brand new riders joining the group we had a great time searching for new aqua roads to get to pochuta


















we ride 2 every other sunday anyone is welcome mor info in www,adventureplanetgt.com the rides are free

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Old 10-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #45
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Every Sunday you can listen to Guatemalan music on the internet (which means lots of marimba). Go to http://www.radiohispana1470.com on any Sunday at 3:00p San Diego time. The show is an hour long and is called La Hora Chapina. There are also various topics talked about. It's all in Spanish. The locutor is a personal friend of mine.
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