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Guatemala Tour 2011!

Joe and Sharon's 2011 adventure in Guatemala!

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Beautiful statue in Guatemala City
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joseph grant
Another uneventful series of flights back to the snow . We love Continental Airlines...been using them for years without issue or lateness. Guess we got the last of the free pretzels. Home late …
Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced-only big church not
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joseph grant
Good (but too early) flight. Met by guide at the airport for a very interesting tour of the ruins at Tikal followed by a surprisingly delicious late lunch. We were able to walk thru all the ruins …
Selling produce on the streets
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joseph grant
We were feeling better but not great...We couldn't get on the evening flight to Flores. Jose called to check on us. So did Adventure Life and the travel insurance company they had recommended. It …
Yum
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joseph grant
It became obvious this morning that we needed medical attention. (I will spare the details). It was at this point that we came to appreciate the people who Adventure Life and ViaVenture had assigned …
McDonalds dining area- \"Buenas Dias Amigas\"
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joseph grant
Bright sun; THE VIEW, a hearty breakfast and we started off on what was supposed be a great hike from our hotel to village of Santa Cruz.... a hike that promised great lake views, homestead farms, …
Mothers in traditional dress ; all kids in school uniforms;
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joseph grant
Morning found us on a pleasant boat journey across the lake to visit the people of the villages where we admired their native dress and their children and ate their food. We always asked to interact …
Volcan Agua (12,356 ft.) looms at the end of south running s
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joseph grant
Jose and another driver/guide took us up into the highlands with a running dialog on Mayan traditions and symbols...very informative. We also enjoyed the outgoing good humor they both had to offer. …
Unusual mermaids on fountain in center of park
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joseph grant
We arose early and after breakfast met the Fildelphia "truck" for a bumpy ride to the plantation where we were fortunate to have sole access to a very informative tour of the plantation and …
Palacio del Ayuntamiento-city hall
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joseph grant
Our transportation (provided by ViaVenture) arrived early and gave us a lot of background on Antigua. We arrived well before noon and had chance to walk around for a few hours in the morning. …
Parque Central-Antigua
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joseph grant
Flights on time. Pickup service great. Hotel very accommodating. Great start.

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