Adventure Guide to Guatemala (Hunter Travel Guides) by Shelagh McNally

By Shelagh McNally

From fiery volcanoes to ancient church buildings relationship again to the 1600s, Guatemala is a dinner party for explorers trying to find new reports. This experience consultant information how one can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a motorbike journey round Antigua. There also are info on Guatemala's tradition and traditions, and the way to commute with admire for the rustic and its welcoming humans. The sequence of "Adventure publications" are approximately dwelling extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and actually experiencing all that you just come upon. each one booklet bargains a mixture of functional commute details in addition to actions designed for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. accomplished heritage details - historical past, tradition, geography and weather - provides a data of every vacation spot and its humans. nearby chapters take you on an introductory journey, with stops at museums, old websites and native sights. The volumes additionally conceal: locations to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; sensible issues; necessary web content; email addresses; and tourism contacts. special neighborhood and city maps characteristic strolling and using excursions.

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Don’t send anything of importance in the mail (including checks and credit cards numbers). If you want a letter to arrive quicker, pay a couple of extra quetzals and send it via “express” service. And if your mail is going out of the country, be sure to mark it as Airmail, Correo Aereo. You can receive mail in any village. Have your letters addressed with your full name, followed by Lista de Correo, the village name, Guatemala, Central America.

Forests n 13 Warm humid forests also have the ideal growing conditions for dozens of palm species. These plants are easily recognized by their distinct single trunk that fans out into leaves. Many types of palms are important economic crops used for their food, fiber and oil. The largest export is the xate (sha-tay) palm, used as a fill in for commercial flower arrangements. The commercial farming of xate is now causing serious degradation of the ecosystems in the Alta Verapaz and El Petén regions.

Plenty of time to perfect your Spanish with your cellmates. n Always get insurance. It’s not required by law, but if you are involved in an accident and injure or kill a Guatemalan, you will be responsible for damages to the whole family. n A valid US driver’s license is acceptable ID to rent a car. You may also want to get an international driver’s license since traffic officers seem to prefer them. n Always carry your license, a photocopy of your passport and car rental agreement with you. All personal documents, including vehicle registration, are private property and may not be kept by the police for any reason.

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