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Buy unlocked phone in Guatemala/Antigua

Hi, my mobile phone isn't working so I was wondering does anybody know anywhere to buy a cheap/entry level smart phone that would be unlocked as I want to use my Irish sim card in it and also as I'll be travelling through Central America the guatemalan sim won't be of much use anyway. I'll be staying in Antigua for the next week or two so I suppose if anybody knows anywhere here that would be great.

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Buying and registering a car in Guatemala as a tourist

Two friends and I are heading down to Guatemala in about 3 weeks with the intention of driving it down to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina and filming the entire adventure. But first, we need a car. So...

1) We targeted Guatemala as our launching place because our research showed that we can buy a car there as a tourist, which you can't do in Mexico. Please confirm!

2) We'd like to buy a car BEFORE we fly to Guatemala, or at least find a dealer who will help us. Does anyone have any contacts?

3)…

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New places to go in Guatemala

Dear Thorn Tree,

I am tentatively planning my fourth trip to Guatemala for this summer. It's been awhile, and I'm excited. I'll probably go for a month, but I think I will spend a week of that in El Salvador so I can claim to have gone somewhere new.

I've spend an accumulated 8+ months in Guatemala, so I'm thinking of new destinations. I'll probably be by myself, and I'm a fluent(ish) Spanish speaker in her early thirties.

I've been to most touristy places in Guatemala, some several times.…

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Staying around lake atitlan

I'm wondering what you would suggest for trying to visit a few places around the lake. I have 2 nights booked in pana, then 4 nights booked in San pedro, but since I may not travel to copan honduras as planned originally I have 4 more days aprox to explore the lake.

Firstly, is 8-10 days too many for that area? Secondly, if it's not should I book more nights in San pedro or Pana annd accommplish the other village visits in day trips only or should I book some nights elsewhere?

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Tigo Triple Days

Hello...I recently moved to Guatemala, and I have a Tigo phone account. About once a week it looks like Tigo has triple days. The phone company seems a little secretive in how this works. They claim that using your phone on triple days doesn't charge you triple minutes, but others have said they do. My question is: does anyone know how long the triple credit lasts when you charge it onto your phone? Also, do you know if you can use the triple credit to purchase data? Thanks y'all!

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Yoga/Ashram in Guatemala?

According to my search of the forum it's a couple of years since this subject was up here so I'll have ago. I am planing trip to Guatemala etc to hang out but would also like to do some yoga and meditation. I've heard that San Marcos at Atitlan is a bit of a centre for these things, is that right? And in that case, what kind of places can I expect? Are there proper ashrams/retreats and how are they in comparison to if I went to do these things in India? How is the crowd that hang out at these…

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bus from Aurora International airport to Antigua

Seems all buses from Guatemala City to Antigua depart from places that are pretty far from the airport. Are their buses from the airport to any of these stops? Or should we take a taxi? Is that expensive? Or is it wise to just pay for a shuttle? If so, does that need to be prearranged, or can we find one from the airport? Thank you!

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bus from Western Highlands to Flores?

We're two young North American ecologists without much money who are venturing through Guatemala this Jan/Feb. Our interests are to spend time hiking and looking at flora and fauna while remaining safe and operating within our budget. Hoping to take chicken buses around. Planning on hiking around Nebaj and Acul and then heading to Tikal. What is the best way to get there? From where can we catch a bus, and about how long would it take? Also, is it reasonably safe to hike and possibly camp in…

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Not quite the usual question for this forum, but . . .

After many years and many repeat visits to Guatemala, I find myself heading next month off with social engagements which oblige me to bring along a business suit and black leather shoes. I've never had to think of the following question before: How much money should you pay for a shoe shine on the sidewalk in a major Guatemalan city? What's the high end of the going tariff?

Many thanks to anyone who can answer this question from personal experience.

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Guatemala woman travellers

Hey! I d like to spend a month in Guatemala in march/april. Since i read about the high criminality and rape rates i am a bit insecure if it is a good idea to go there alone as a young woman. i am planning to follow some language courses, do some volunteering etc. Does anyone have experience? Thanks!