Thanksgiving get-away: Belize or Guatemala
I'm a German globetrotter currently working and living in the US. Since I want to get the most out of the Thanksgiving vacation days (Nov 23 to Nov 26), I'm planning to do a short trip from Texas to Belize or Guatemala (only about 2 1/2 hours flight). Since all my friends here in the US are busy visiting their families for the holidays, I'm still looking for somebody to join on this trip.
I haven't thought too much about what to do yet but it would probably be a mix of capital city sightseeing (Belize City/Belmopan or Guatemala City), beach relaxing (maybe also diving or snorkelling) and visiting one or two Maya ruin sites. I hope to be able to add Nov 22 (Wed) or Nov 27 (Mon) as additional vacation days.
Anyone wanna join in on this? Please contact me here or via e-mail -snip-.
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Two guys: Kruno and Boris from Croatia will be in Guatemala and Belize in late Nov. Arriving Guatemala City on 12 Nov, staying in and around there until 17 Nov and driving our way for 3 days towards Flores/Peten. Staying there for 3 days incl. Tikal and on 23 Nov leaving for Belize. Dangriga-based until 30 Nov but exploring much of Belize from there. Then heading back via Rio Dulce for our rtn flight on 02 Dec. Anyone in the region?
Dear Coby3, Guatemala City, where you'll arrive has plenty to do and see, however many areas of Guatemala City (a lot of traffic and congestion, everywhere) can be dangerous day and night, especially avoid Zone 1 (Downtown), there are many nice bed and breakfast hotels from $10 person near the airport in quiet residential Zone 13 and one is able to take a taxi at night in 10 minutes to the Zona Viva entertainment area in nearby Zone 10, lots of discos, bars and clubs. Antigua is only 45 km. away, a 50 minute drive or 1 hour, 10 min. on the Bus (second class, Terminal in Zone 3, 60 cents US equiv. each way)if you rent a car go to antigua and the highlands, Lake Atitlan, ChiChicastenanago and Xela (Quetzaltenanago). Enroute to Tikal is Rio Dulce and teh Caribbean village of Livingston, as well as the Quiriqua Ruins, situated in a banana plantation off the Atlantic Highway past Rio Hondo. If renting a car and going to Belize, you'll have to turn the car in at Flores, Peten as rent a car with Guatemala Plates cannot be insured in Belize with permit from the owners (Rental Car Co.)There are first class buses.
I 'll be in Honduras January 1 - 14 Tela, Tegucigalpa as I am currently engaged to a Honduran woman. I fly from LAX to San Pedro then Hedman Alas autobus to Tela then we go to Tegus for the visa interview at the US embassy. Hedman Alas bus is a first class bus which has service from the airport to all of Honduras. Check out their website. I find that you get a hotel room then as night comes around you find stores close up early, you just call it a night or use a taxi if you gotta have some nightlife. Tela is a little coastal town in Honduras and is peaceful but as many travel books and other info says ..... dont walk the beaches late at night. That goes same for the towns of Puerto Cortes and La Ceiba.
We are to girls who are going to Cuba the 6th of December to 7.th of January. Then we're going to Costa Rica, and travel trough Central America. We have to be in Mexico City the 22nd of March (then we're going home..). So we have enough time to kill... Does anybody have any suggestions of what we should do, or wants to hang out and take a coffee or beer? Let me know :o)
To asit...send me a message with your e mail and I'll tell you how to join the Worldwide Hospitality Clubs (No members in Cuba, but lots in C.A. and Mexico) There is a lot to do and see between CR and Mexico, I know, have lived here 21 years.
I'm living in La Ceiba, Honduras for the entire year of 2007 if anyone is in the area!
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