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Guatemala Handicap Help Needed

Guatemala Handicap Help Needed
HEALTH TRAVEL TIP

Do you know of a friend who uses a wheelchair in Guatemala?
Do you live in Guatemala, will you please go look around your city?

I have a reader who is coming to Guatemala with friend that is handicapped and uses a wheelchair. These two women need information on housing that has wheelchair access.

Any kind of advice will be helpful; the person is coming to Guatemala for some form of special medical treatment that is not in the USA.

They need information on two cities, Guatemala City and Antigua.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Saturday, December 27, 2008
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This is information that can help many people, and is much more important than normal. The comments you write here can help many people to enjoy Guatemala.

NEED:
- Hotels or Apartments that are handicap ready?
- Transportation for handicapped?

It is rather ironic I got this email today from a reader in the USA. I was just about to write my first daily Travel Tip as my Christmas Gift to Readers when I read this email. I then realized this Travel Tip was more important.

I am going to Antigua today and will walk around and look for Hotels for this reader that is coming to Guatemala on the 25 of January.

PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT NOW

1. Go to the Permanent link of this page. - Click Here Handicap Help

2. Go to the bottom of the page and look for the words
“Post a Comment.”

Take great care, read the instructions above the comments box, you will need to type in the “Funny Letters” and choose “Anonymous” before you click on the “Publish Your Comments”

Thank you, your comments here can truly help another person.

Guatemala Handicap Help Needed


Christmas Gift to Travel Blog Readers

Christmas Gift to Travel Journal Readers
I write this Travel Journal to enlighten myself, writing helps me to clarify my thoughts and put my turn my life into the right channels. However, I do know that readers enjoy Travel Tips and Pictures.

I do not think about Travel Tips, the way I travel, the way I live is my life, and the methodology of my travels is what I do. Therefore, it is my nature; I have to concentrate to explain in words what I do naturally, writing tips is work.

I know readers like Travel Tips, and I must admit to myself, I am no longer traveling alone, it is impossible to ignore you readers no matter how much I try.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Friday, December 26, 2008
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Therefore in a gesture of good will and a New Years Resolution, I will make a commitment to Blog one small tip and a couple of pictures every day in 2009.

REQUEST A TIP
Any request for tips or explanations, please post either in the comments below or write me on the contact form of this site.

Please inclue your name and the link to your webpage and I will try to include the link inside the Blog post so your site gets traffic.

Contact Andy

Christmas Gift to Travel Journal Readers


Catholic Confession Guatemala

Catholic Confession Guatemala
I took the three Quetzal bus from Pana to Solola, Guatemala with two Americans from California. We entered the Catholic Church, there was over 40 people waiting for the Priest to show up so they could do confession.

Somehow it does not surprise me a Latino Priest would be late... hehehe

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Friday, December 26, 2008
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This is the Confessional inside the Church. I am in favor of Confession and believe that all people need to confess their shameful actions. To reconcile a problem, the problem needs brought into the light, discussed and then a commitment needs made to stop the problem. By confessing a problem, we make the commitment to change to another person, and if we continue to be bad, we are making a commitment be bad.

Generally, most people have no desire to change, there for all of this is moot, and does not apply, yet for people who wish to become better humans, some form of confession is great.



This was a double-sided confessional, it appears that a Priest could listen to two people at one time, or they could line up on both side for high-speed confessions.

Many along the way will lose the way…

CATHOLIC
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA The Sacrament of Penance
Confession - Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation - Penance
Confession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Living an Orthodox Life Confession

Catholic Confession Guatemala


Angry Expats in Guatemala

Angry Expats in Guatemala
In the last couple of weeks I have realized after a guy they call the Turk gave some advice on how to live in foreign countries.
“Don’t be a Jackass”
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Panajachel, Guatemala
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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I about fell over laughing, this advice is 100 percent correct, people do need to remember,
“don’t be a Jackass.”

I have noticed that many Expats seems to have short tempers, they often have a burr up their Jackass. A quick temper is the last thing a traveler needs, and even worst when you are an Expatriate living in another country.

If I get angry and made an enemy, I can move onto the next location and leave all my problems behind me, I can do a geographical cure.

I have spoken a few times that Expats are the “Wanted and the Unwanted.” However, many leave their home country to live in another because they got too angry about where they lived, and they took a one stop geographical cure. The problem is this, Expat communities are small, there are only so many people you can fight with before you have nobody left to fight with, you have zero friends left over.

The Turk was telling me how to get along with the local Mayan people and not have problems. It hit me, being a Jackass with the locals is not only going to lose friends, it can be downright dangerous. The last thing you want to do in any country is get all the locals angry, this is dangerous.

I guess the moral of the story, if you are a Jackass with a short temper, better to stay home and safe.

Angry Expats in Guatemala


Experience a Cute Attack Today

Experience a Cute Attack Today
There just is no game in being too macho, it just does not serve any purpose. I realized a minute ago one of the primary reasons I travel to different cultures is to experience cute attacks.

There are little kids that attack me, they overwhelm me with cute, they just are more powerful than I am.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Merry Christmas



This little girl was walking here baby, the baby stroller is slowly becoming part of the Mayan culture.



Three generations, with the middle one missing, this small sample of life outside of your culture is sufficient reason to travel.

This small girl gave me a cute attack the other day, just too cute for here own good. Everybody loves babies and how they dress up to go play, the world is the same, and they do this everywhere. However, in this particular situation she is dressed normal for a proper Mayan girl.

Experience a Cute Attack Today


The World is too Tame

The World is too Tame
I have been corresponding with Robin of GadtTramp.com who is presently in Kenya, Africa. I believe we are both reading the same book and are on the same page; here is an excerpt from an email.

"Hate how this sounds... but the world seems so tame these days! However, the Congo... that's a real adventure! Seriously, would love to go. But I'm not suicidal... been asking & researching & can't find a safe way thru the east."
Robin
www.GadTramp.com

What can I say? I am on my way to Peru to try to get up cozy and nice near the un-contacted tribes near the village of Breu, Peru on Yurua River in the Department of Ucayali, Peru.

I want to leave Guatemala, I want to go off the normal communication and electrical grid, I want to live where there is no electrify and internet and continue to Blog. I need a mobile satellite connection and other toys, I know what I need, and I am ready.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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I think Robin is a realist, not an idealist, she does not dream of something she is not capable of doing. I am realistic also, I want to come up with a way to fund these expeditions, I am not worried about the danger, “But I'm not suicidal…” I am not going to bankrupt my lifestyle, just to make one trip.

I like being homeless, I never want to go home.

I want sponsors, whereby I would go to the area, write and publish a book on the trip, then do like hundreds of other book writing travelers, for example Paul Theroux.

Obviously, there are ways to fund these projects, many writers do so, however normally they are not perpetual travelers, like Robin and me, they sit around for a year and prepare in the air-conditioned comforts of the developed world. We both are out on the edge somewhere…. we do not have the company provided travel support infrastructure.

I must finally accept, I must make 100’s of telephone calls to put together these type of project and stop waiting for them to come to me.

The World is too Tame


ComingAnarchy.com

ComingAnarchy.com
I found a link to my Blog on a site called ComingAnarchy.com, and have been unraveling the story of why…

There is a list of Global Thinkers and this Blog was listed below that rather larger than life label.
Global Thinkers

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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When you pull a thread sometimes the whole story will come unraveled, then again some stories never end.

We can see the reflection of ourselves by learning how others perceive us, and this story is interesting… of course to me, however, I am not sure to the rest of the world.

This guy Robert D. Kaplan is for sure interesting, be careful how you pull on this thread it seems to never end.

ComingAnarchy.com

ROBERT D. KAPLAN
amazon.com kaplan robert d Books
ComingAnarchy.com » About & Contact
Robert D. Kaplan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GLOBAL THINKERS
Abiator's Online THINKING STYLE INVENTORY GLOBAL or ANALYTICAL Test
Demonstrate knowledge of different thinking processes - WikiEducator
Learning & Thinking Styles
Learning Styles Global Thinking
Strategic and Global Thinking

ComingAnarchy.com


Christmas Trees in Guatemala

Christmas Trees in Guatemala
Christmas preparations are in progress all over Panajachel, Guatemala a city located on the Lake called Lago, Atitlan here in Guatemala. We have real pine trees, artificial trees and there I have found a Papaya tree decorated. I have yet to find a Banana tree decorated, however I am sure today on the eve of Christmas many interesting things will happen. I am positive there will be more firecrackers and fireworks than needed.

Latinos love fireworks to the point of completed distraction…

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Panajachel, Guatemala
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
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Roberto is a happy kid who lives in my Hotel with his Family.



The are selling Christmas Trees up by the Market of Panajachel, Guatemala.



A young man carrying a Christmas tree to his home, notice the rubber boots.



Christmas Tree traffic jam on a small street in Panajachel, Guatemala on Lago Atitlan.



Papaya Tree decorated for Christmas.

Merry Christmas from Andy of HoboTraveler.com in Panajachel, Guatemala on Lago Atitlan December 2008

Christmas Trees in Guatemala