By Shelagh McNally
From fiery volcanoes to historical church buildings relationship again to the 1600s, Guatemala is a ceremonial dinner for explorers trying to find new studies. This event advisor info how one can sail on Lake Atitlan, raft on Rio Candelera, hike to Maya ruins, dive a barrier reef or take a motorbike travel round Antigua. There also are info on Guatemala's tradition and traditions, and the way to go back and forth with admire for the rustic and its welcoming humans. The sequence of "Adventure publications" are approximately residing extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and really experiencing all that you just come upon. each one e-book deals a mixture of useful trip info in addition to actions designed for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. entire historical past details - historical past, tradition, geography and weather - provides a data of every vacation spot and its humans. local chapters take you on an introductory journey, with stops at museums, old websites and native sights. The volumes additionally hide: locations to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; functional issues; beneficial web content; electronic mail addresses; and tourism contacts. specified neighborhood and city maps characteristic jogging and riding excursions.
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That way, it can be traced if there’s a problem. Gypsy cabs often roam the streets looking for tourists to rob. Staying in Touch n Telephones The entire country uses area code 502. The telephone company, called TELGUA, has a monopoly on the market – there are no alternatives. All phones work with a calling card, which can be bought in local grocery stores and pharmacies in blocks of 20, 30, 50 and 100 quetzals. The phone system is quite good and the lines are very clear. The cheapest way to call home is to buy one of the calling cards and dial direct.
If you want exchange money, look for men with money pouches or with money wedged in between their fingers (each finger holds a different currency). These moneychangers offer good rates and are fairly honest. Travel Information Fuentes del Norte, 17 calle 17-01 Zona 1. 3:20 am until 2 pm every hour. US $18 per person. 36 n Getting Here n By Air All international flights land at La Aurora International Airport in Zona 13 in the southeastern part of Guatemala City. Taxis wait outside the terminal on the Arrivals level.
N Birds Probably the most spectacular fauna in Guatemala are the birds. With so many different ecosystems, there is a wide range of songbirds, predators and waterfowl. Around the flanks of volcanoes, you will spot such colorful species as the azure-rumped, black-capped siskin, tanager, rufous saberwing, maroon-chested ground-dove and Pacific parakeet. As you climb higher, you will spot the magnificent predatory birds, such as the great Politics n 17 AUTHOR NOTE: The scarlet macaw is one of the most brilliantly colored birds in these woods.