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Guatemala City, Guatemala (Zona 4)

(Late-2017, 2 MONTHS)

Food: Pepian, Tres Leches

  • Probably safer to drive or ride a motorcycle than walk. Cars do not stop or even slight break for pedestrians, it’s not super clear which ways cars are coming from, and it’s not uncommon a car will not obey the rules (go the wrong way on a street because it’s quicker)
  • Pollo Campero, Guatemalan fast food chicken restaurant, is awesome
  • Many cars have heavily tinted windows, including the front windshield, because of theft
  • Most businesses have private security which consist of some dude walking around with a shotgun. Even Burger King has one.
  • Lots of poverty, including children

I also visited Lake Atitlán, Antigua, and El Paredon.

Known For: Coffee (3rd best in world), Soccer, Futsal, Chicken Busses, Ecofilter
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I choose the items below as they’re generally available everywhere. Thus, easy for comparison. The prices reflect the cheapest option given my standard. In any estination you can find slightly cheaper prices if you wanted to sacrifice convenience (ie going to local market or out-of-town grocery store).
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  • Airbnb Nightly Rate
  • 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
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