Guatemala Travel Stories, Page 43

Guatemala is a WIFI Hotel Leader

Guatemala is a WIFI Hotel Leader
No games in Guatemala, they just give you free WIFI Internet, and make it work, not a hassle like most of the planet.

I again have free WIFI Internet in my Hotel or Posada here in Panajachel, and I am only paying 90 Quetzals per night. Near Lago Atitlan in the heart of Pana, no tourist grade Hotel, no pay through the nose prices, just good upper range of price, for the Backpackers, Hotel. Posada, Guesthouse, Rooms, not sure what to call these places in Guatemala, but they are great.

Hoping to get all the search word in this page so people who want Internet in their room can find it.
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Panajachel Guatemala
Lago Atitlan - Lake Atitlan
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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I have traveler the planet and this is funny, I am finding free internet in my hotel too easily in Guatemala. After fighting to find a connection, or needing to pay 25 plus dollars a night in Asia, Guatemala is now a breath of fresh air in my life. The room is superb, just too nice, and I feel fresh, like the air is cleaner. On top of the world, a couple of Volcanoes, cheaper Chicken and funky, this place is nice. I feel at home, in my home away from home. I need to pack up some dollars, save some bucks; I need to raise enough travel money to go to Gabon, Cameroon in Africa, or on the upper train route of the Siberian Railway in Russia, either way, whether I go south into Africa or north into Russia, nice to keep my money running on full speed, not full stop.
One of these days, I want to go skiing in Switzerland and that would take a lives saving of backpacker money, so working and living in Guatemala is helping.

I surmise what is happening is this, there are tons of NGO, Missionaries and other assorted save the world people here in Guatemala. They want to save the world, not really go to desperate places, more or less live close to American standards or European standards and however somehow have place they are working on or in feel a little primitive. The Guatemalans are smart, they partner up with the Foreigners, give the proper tourist benefits, for a first world service package with the prices of normal cheap to travel countries.

NGO - ONG - Missionaries like to go, but heaven forbid they are not able to have good communications or benefits of home. They carry computer as if they are working hard. What is interesting it there is still a lot of backpacker here, the proper balance, and the Guatemalans have not gone over the edge on prices like Mexico.

There are some hotels though on the internet that are asking some crazy 120 dollars per night, this is nuts, just not needed, but when foreigner pay that in their home country, they somehow feel they need to pay that when traveling. I think most of them here are ran by foreigner when the prices are rather nuts in prices.

Mexicans abuse the Mexicans in the USA, and the Foreigners normally try to peg the Foreigners that come out.

Note, I put all the WIFI hotels on a page called:
Mobile Office

Guatemala is a WIFI Hotel Leader


Add Hotels Posadas in Antigua Guatemala

Add Hotels Posadas in Antigua Guatemala
Owners of Hotel, Posadas, Guesthouses can add their tourist rooms to HoboHideOut.com. This is free, and really a little silly, this is not only for Antigua, a person can submit for any city on the planet, yet if you want to focus on Antigua then please click here and submit your Posada.
Add Traveler Rooms in Antigua

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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HoboHideOut.com is unique in that we are trying to find all the traveler rooms on the planet, and the owners must tell the cheapest price of bed in the Hotel. This is to simplify the search for rooms, in the future, a person will be able to surf in the price range, and service levels they want or need.

I would search under Free WIFI, or under 15 and Free WIFI, the page is meant to be use from the richest to poorest person searching for any room in any city on the planet.

If nothing else, HoboHideOut.com is rather fun, as we have tried to located every city on the planet, nice to see my little town of 400 people on a webpage, even when I am the owner of the page. I like my hometown; somebody needs to try to help the small places, as I think they outnumber the larger places by 20 to 1. It appears the vast majority of hotels are in small cities, not in the larger cities.

Add Hotels Posadas in Antigua Guatemala


Antigua Guatemala Hobo Newsletter

Antigua Guatemala Hobo Newsletter
A newsletter was sent form Antigua, Guatemala last night with about 350 Photos and some other Hobo news, more or less glimpse of my world. I have not sent many of these in a year, however, I think I am back in the swing of it.

To read online click here
Antigua Guatemala

This newsletter is only sent by email, if you want to subscribe please go here.
Subscribe to Andy Hobo Travel Tips Newsletter

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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The value of the newsletters is they have all the photos, easier to figure out my trip as they are written as a view of the whole trip and not a daily blog.

I have sent over 209 now in over 8 years of writing them, they were what we did before blogs.

Antigua Guatemala Hobo Newsletter


Van from Antigua to Panajachel Guatemala

Van from Antigua to Panajachel Guatemala
I travel by tourist van from Antigua, Guatemala to Panajachel, Guatemala on Lago Atitlan in two hours. (Lake Atitlan)
30 Quetzales at 7.5 Quetzals to the Dollar or about $4.50 US.

My one friend has continued to encourage, prod, and state I need to use Google Map and to show these trips.

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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View Larger Map

I am now above Ciudad Vieja, I guess you have to click to get Antigua to show, I will go to the East to the top part of that lake. Fun and games, however not easy to do in an Internet Cafe quickly and clean with no mistakes.

Van from Antigua to Panajachel Guatemala


Guatemala Fuentes Market Orange Juice

Guatemala Fuentes Market Orange Juice
I walked Saturday through the Market where I found off in a remote corner a lot full of Mayans selling vegetables cheap. These links have a lot of photos of Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Monday, April 7, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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PHOTO LINKS

Antigua Guatemala Fuentes Park

Jardin Bavarian Antigua Guatemala

Orange Juice Guatemala

Gallo Beer

Antigua Guatemala Food Market

Guatemala Fuentes Market Orange Juice


Market of Antigua Guatemala

Market of Antigua Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala has a food market on Saturday, this is a video of my walk through part of the food market. Antigua is an old Spanish Colonial City about one hour from Guatemala, and on the path to Lago Atitlan, or Panajachel.
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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Monday, April 7, 2008
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Old Lady in Antigua, Guatemala Market

There are two ways to watch this video, you can download to your computer or you can click on the video and wait.

17 MEGS wmv (Follow-Mom)
Click here: Antigua Guatemala Food Market

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Market of Antigua Guatemala


Guatemala School Girls Are Tourist

Guatemala School Girls Are Tourist
The word tourist to me has many meaning; it has little to do with tours, more the idea of looking at something. We was walking in front of the Hotels of Antigua, Guatemala when a large group of Antigua School Girls walked by, not a big deal, sort of normal.

Then we spied a few with cameras.

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Monday, April 7, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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They were taking photos of us, the foreigner, therefore I decided I should reciprocate and take photos of them.

A happy bunch of Antigua, Guatemala School girls in their School uniforms Most of the world has school uniform, I feel uniforms slow down fashion competition between students and is great. The USA in ways has lost all discipline in the name of freedoms, quite confused on the issues, not advancing.

The cost of uniforms is difficult for some students to afford; however, generally you see most having them and not being a huge problem. Howver, many NGO's make any lacking a bigger issue than reality.

Guatemala School Girls Are Tourist


Cowboy Boots Greenhouse Price of Gas Guatemala

Cowboy Boots Greenhouse Price of Gas Guatemala
Photos as I was walking back from Pastores, Guatemala to Antigua, I passed through the village of Jocotenango, Guatemala. Know for some plant food called Cocote.

What was funny is the Strip Mall that will soon be opening in Jocotenango, Guatemala, there are so many developed parts of Antigua, Guatamala hidden behind the outward facade of Colonial Building. Including McDonalds, Burger King and Yuppie Coffee shops, thank you for no Starbucks....

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Antigua, Guatemala.
One hour from Guatemala City
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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Cowyboy Boots for Sale Pastores Guatemala

Greenhouse Bananas Guatemala

Jocotenango Guatemala

Jocotenango Guatemala Shopping Mall

Price of Gas Guatemala

Cowboy Boots Greenhouse Price of Gas Guatemala