Antigua, Guatemala

(Early-2018, 3 MONTHS)

 

  • Private Spanish lessons for $5 and private salsa lessons for $13 (I recommend Salsa Con Gloria or Salsa y Stylo for Salsa and Maxima Nivel or my private tutor Anna Silvia at +502.4257.0769)
  • The cellular data is unbelievably slow (this is true for the entire country) and sometimes does not work
  • Tons of black crap comes out of the exhaust of every chicken bus and many cars/mopeds, unfortunately. You can smell it sometimes.
  • The weather is unbelievably consistent. Sunrise around 6; usually sunny with a bit of clouds; hot from 11–4pm; cold in the mornings and at night; never rains.
  • Super small town about 15 minutes from the capital, the main portion is about 7x7 blocks
  • On Saturdays, the town fills up from residents from the capital
  • Even though this is a touristy city, there are still many locals. Many expensive restaurants, but also many cheap alternatives
  • Zero traffic lights
  • Many street dogs, but they all seem nice. Can’t remembering hearing one bark even.
  • The roads are so bump and uneven that no one drives more than 15mph
  • hahaha in spanish is jajaja (useful for your texting)
  • I visited Lake Atitlan, it's full of hippies, was ok as a short vacation
  • El Paredon was cool, but hard as hell to get to because no paved roads

I also visited Lake Atitlán, Guatemala City, and El Paredon.

Basic Communication Phrases

Hello - Hola

Goodbye - Adios

Thank you (very much) - (Muchas) gracias

How are you? - Como estas?

How much? - Cuanto cuesta?

Good morning/afternoon/evening? - Buenos dias/tardes/noche

Yes - Sí

No - No

Right - Derecha

Left - Izquierda

Straight - Directo

Stop - Para

Known For: Tikal
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CITY IMPRESSIONS

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  • Coworking Day Pass
  • 1-Hour Massage
  • 1-Month Gym
  • Beard Trim
  • 16.9oz Water
  • 2KG Wash+Fold
  • Americano (small)
  • Expresso
  • Salmon
  • Tenderloin
  • Chicken Breast
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Red Wine
KAZAKHSTANI TENGE (KZT)
  • cw
  • mass
  • gym
  • beard
  • water
  • wash/KG
  • ameri
  • espr
  • salm/KG
  • tend/KG
  • chix/KG
  • alm/KG
  • asp/KG
  • avo/KG
  • bana/KG
  • broc/KG
  • carr/KG
  • cuc/KG
  • kiwi/KG
  • pine/KG
  • melon/KG
  • wine
US DOLLARS ($)
  • co60
  • mass60
  • gym60
  • beard60
  • wate60
  • was60/LB
  • amer60 – 60
  • esp60 – 60
  • sal60 – 60/LB
  • ten60 – 60/LB
  • chi60 – 60/LB
  • alm60 – 60/LB
  • asp60 – 60/LB
  • avo60 – 60/LB
  • ban60 – 60/LB
  • bro60 – 60/LB
  • car60 – 60/LB
  • cuc60 – 60/LB
  • ki60 – 60/LB
  • pin60 – 60/LB
  • mell60 – 60/LB
  • wine60
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