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I have traveled around the world since I'm a kid. Traveling is now part of my everyday life in Guatemala. I have been living in Quetzaltenango for 3 years so I know fairy well Guatemala. http://nonoinguatemala.blogspot.com/

  • Hometown

    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

  • Work published

    Xelawho (http://www.xelawho.com/index.htm)

  • Travel philosophy

    Meet local people to discover their culture

  • Craziest place

    ...

  • Bizarre experience

    ...

  • Advice

    enjoy the cultural experience

  • Dream destination

    Argentina

  • Traveled before

    Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Europe, Russia, Tunisia, Madagascar, Cambodia, Australia

  • Going next

    Guadeloupe (Oct 09) Argentina (Jan 10)

Claire Bourgin's Guide Book Entries

Info

  • Safety

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    El Remate is known to be really safe but it’s necessary to take the usual precautions. Don’t go out too ......

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  • Getting around

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    A minibus leaves El Remate for Tikal at 5:30 a.m., coming back from Tikal at 2 p.m. ($4 round trip). ......

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  • Getting there and away

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Minibuses run from Santa Elena hourly between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. for $2.50. A Taxi from the airport costs ......

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Destinations

  • Ixlu

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    The turnoff for the road heading to Belize is known as “El Cruce.” Just 200km off the road are the ......

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  • El Remate

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    El Remate is a small, laid-back village home to around 370 families on the eastern shore of Lago Peten Itza, ......

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  • Poptun

    Oct 21, 2009 - Poptun, Guatemala

    One hundred kilometers (62 mi.) south of Flores, Poptún is a small town of 20,000 inhabitants. Nestled 600 meters (1,970 ......

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Hotels

  • Camino Real Tikal

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Inside Biotopo Cerro Cahui, Camino Real Tikal is a 72 luxury room complex with all the comfort you would expect ......

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  • La Lancha Resort

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Farther west along the lakeshore in the village of Jobompiche is the latest addition to filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola\'s hotel ......

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  • La Mansion del Pajaro Serpiente

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Perched on a hillside overlooking the lake and connected with stone paths, the rooms are in modern stone cabins with ......

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Restaurants

  • Mon Ami

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Further along the road to the biotope, Mon Ami serves a mix of tasty French and Guatemalan dishes in a ......

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  • Restaurante Las Orquideas

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Next door to Casa de Dona Donita, Las Orquideas is a good Italian restaurant serving pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. The ......

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  • Restaurante Cahui

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    This popular restaurant overlooks the lake. People come to eat on their wooden open-air deck while enjoying the views. They ......

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Activities

  • Overview Activities

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    El Remate is a good starting point for exploring Tikal and other archeological sites such as Ixlu and Yaxha. Other ......

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  • Mountain Biking

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Various places rent bicycles for $2/3.50/4.50 for two/four/twenty four hours with a $30 deposit. The road that circles Lake Peten ......

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  • Kayaking

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    Renting a kayak or canoe to discover the lake is one of the most popular activities in El Remate. Any ......

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Tours

  • Tikal Connection

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    Inside the Santa Elena Airport, Tikal Connection specializes in ecotourism. They work with local communities to develop responsible tourism and ......

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  • Turismo Aventura

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    Founded in 2003, Turismo Aventura provides the travelers with unique economical services promoting responsible and low impact tourism. The founders ......

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  • Zotz Travel Agency

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    This small travel agency offers typical tours to all the archeological sites and shuttles to Mexico, Coban and Antigua. They ......

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Schools

  • Spanish School Bio-Itza

    Sep 24, 2009 - San Jose, Guatemala

    The community-owned Escuela Bio-Itza is part of an association created to save the Itza culture and the language. They own ......

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  • Volunteer Peten

    Sep 24, 2009 - San Andres, Guatemala

    The Nueva Juventud Spanish School offers Spanish classes for $120/week with volunteer activities such as reforestation projects, environmental education and ......

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  • Eco-Escuela de Espanol

    Sep 24, 2009 - San Andres, Guatemala

    Most travelers come to San Andres to learn Spanish or volunteer. Eco-Escuela de Espanol was created in 1996 in partnership ......

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Services

  • Shopping Overview

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    El Remate is well known for the very high quality woodcarvings made by indigenous families trained for generations. The variety ......

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  • Medical

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    There are neither pharmacies nor doctors in El Remate. The closest are in Santa Elena and Flores. ......

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  • Laundry

    Oct 22, 2009 - El Remate, Guatemala

    There is no laundry in El Remate but most of the hotels offer laundry facilities to their guests. Ask at ......

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Jobs

  • Volunteer Peten

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    Volunteer Peten in San Andres offers volunteer opportunities in environment education, reforestation, forest management and medicinal plants. Volunteers are expected ......

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  • Volunteering Summary

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    If you want to volunteer with animals or in the protection of the environment around Flores you should contact ARCAS ......

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  • ARCAS

    Sep 26, 2009 - Flores, Guatemala

    ARCAS offers volunteer opportunities in its rescue center to anybody who wants to help the conservation of Guatemalan wildlife. Volunteers ......

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