By Shelagh McNally
From fiery volcanoes to ancient church buildings courting again to the 1600s, Guatemala is a ceremonial dinner for explorers trying to find new reports. This experience consultant 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 trip with recognize for the rustic and its welcoming humans. The sequence of "Adventure courses" are approximately dwelling extra intensely, waking as much as your atmosphere and actually experiencing all that you simply come across. every one e-book deals a mixture of functional shuttle info in addition to actions designed for everybody, it doesn't matter what their age or skill. entire history details - historical past, tradition, geography and weather - provides a data of every vacation spot and its humans. local chapters take you on an introductory travel, with stops at museums, historical websites and native sights. The volumes additionally hide: areas to stick and consume; transportation to, from and round your vacation spot; useful issues; worthy web pages; electronic mail addresses; and tourism contacts. unique local and city maps characteristic strolling and using excursions.
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The white mangrove belongs to the family Combretaceae, while the black mangrove belongs to the family Verbenaceae and is classified as Avicennia germinans. n Crops Guatemala’s commercial crops include banana, coffee, melon, tobacco, sugar, potato, tomato, watermelon, papaya, Chile pepper, pineapple, corn, yucca, cucumber, beans, pineapple and guava. n Wildlife Guatemala’s wildlife is equally diverse, with over 600 species of birds living alongside 250 species of mammals, 200 species of reptiles and amphibians and hundreds of species of butterflies and insects.
There is little English in Guatemala, except in the more tourist-oriented areas. If you don’t speak the lingo, use the Spanish glossary in the Appendix, page 452, to help with some basic requests. If you want to learn Spanish while visiting Guatemala, several towns have excellent schools that offer language education, room and board. These include La Antigua, Panajachel, San Pedro La Laguna, Xela, Cobán, Huehuetenango and the nearby village of Fundación Cuchumatán; recommended schools are listed in the appropriate section.
Com. BUS SAFETY Unfortunately, chicken buses attract thieves. Keep your valuables next to your body in some kind of money pouch. Never put anything valuable or breakable in your luggage. Use a generic, inexpensive bag to avoid having your good one stolen. If you are going on a day-trip, leave your passport and money in the hotel safe and bring photocopies of your important papers. Avoid traveling at night on chicken buses, since that is the most dangerous time. Generally, you are safe in more rural areas, but avoid using the bus in bigger cities and tourist areas.