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by admin
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: A little help!
Replies: 1
Views: 4845

Re: A little help!

Please contact me by email or phone if you still need help.

I am the owner/admin of the board.

Tom Lingenfelter
email: tom@xelapages.com
tel:+502 7761-4396
by admin
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: San Marcos spanish school
Replies: 1
Views: 5378

Re: San Marcos spanish school

It is a very good school, well run with well trained teachers. They do not offer home stay in San Marcos but you can stay in San Pedro with a family and tuk-tuk over to San Marcos each morning. Most student normally stay at one of the hotels in San Marcos. They are sister school with San Pedro Spani...
by admin
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Gift for host family
Replies: 4
Views: 7174

Re: Gift for host family

Shan,

THANK YOU for the snickers bar!!!!! Doug must have stopped by on Monday and left it on my desk. I was delicioso!!!! :D :D :D :D
by admin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Gift for host family
Replies: 4
Views: 7174

Re: Gift for host family

Anything you offer will be appreciated. But I like to suggest you bring things that are from your home town or state. Food or candy is always a hit that everyone can enjoy. Something that is made locally in your area is a great way to start the home stay off on a good foot. Also I would suggest brin...
by admin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Plax dental rinse
Replies: 2
Views: 6061

Re: Plax dental rinse

I think I have seen it at Walmart but it might not be that brand. YES dental mouthwash is available.

Tom
by admin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Travel from Xela to Antigua & Lake Atitlan
Replies: 1
Views: 5454

Re: Travel from Xela to Antigua & Lake Atitlan

There are daily shuttles from Xela to Antigua cost is Q125. There service is new so it might not last. Adrenalina Tour in Pasaje Enrique is offering this price and shuttle. They also offer shuttles to Pana. There are 100s of hotels at the lake and in Antigua. http://tripadvisor.com is a great place ...
by admin
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Travellers checks
Replies: 1
Views: 5275

Re: Travellers checks

Travelers checks are NOT a very good option. They are becoming increasingly harder to cash. AMEX checks are really the ONLY one that is somewhat cashable in Xela. The process to cash them can be time consuming as you have to sit with a bank employee as you fill out paperwork and sign all the checks....
by admin
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Internet cafes
Replies: 2
Views: 5863

Re: Internet cafes

Hi Shan, Some internet cafes will offer wifi many don't. I own an internet shop and we do not offer wifi. We do however offer phone calls to the USA/CA/Europe for Q1.00/min for landlines. You are welcome to stop by while you are here in Xela to check us out. For internet access we charge Q5($0.65) p...
by admin
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: US Embassy Town Hall Meeting Schedule 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 14611

US Embassy Town Hall Meeting Schedule 2016

United States Embassy Guatemala Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizens Services Outreach Events Date: January 21, 2016 To further assist U.S. citizens in Guatemala, the U.S. Embassy will be visiting several towns during the upcoming months to accept passport renewal applications and hold our a...
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: More Xela blog posts live :)
Replies: 5
Views: 7464

Re: More Xela blog posts live :)

I really like your blog Claire!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

It was nice to meet you while you were in Xela

Tom
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Mail Service in Xela
Replies: 6
Views: 7478

Re: Mail Service in Xela

I get mail from the USA on a semi regular basis and it is delivered to my office in Zona 1. In general the way to address your letter is: Recipient Name 13 Av. 7-60, Zona 1 Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 09001 This is how my mail is addressed and it generally works. It typically takes 14 to 21 days for ...
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: NGO/volunteering
Replies: 9
Views: 10178

Re: NGO/volunteering

The best group in Xela for information on Volunteering is Entre Mundos. They have an uptodate database of several 100 organizations in and around Xela that accept volunteers. http://entremundos.org/ EntreMundos is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which supports and builds the capacities of loca...
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Money
Replies: 4
Views: 6992

Re: Money

Thank you for bring this back up getting money is always an issue. I have found a new service that allows you to send up to $2999.00 USD to anyone in Guatemala (even yourself) for a fee of $4.99. Your can even pay your or your family's local Guatemalan bills online using this service. The service is...
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Cheaters
Replies: 3
Views: 6024

Re: Cheaters

Yes I have eaten at Cheaters. The burgers and fries were really good. I would recommend going there. I have not bowled yet, but my kids have. I think the prices are Q120 per hour during the week and Q150 per hour on the weekends. I have not heard about leagues forming but it would not suprise me. I ...
by admin
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: General Guatemala Travel Discussion
Topic: Travel from Xela to Lake Attilan and Antigua
Replies: 4
Views: 6721

Re: Travel from Xela to Lake Attilan and Antigua

Shuttle Services to Lake Atitlan Approx cost: $20-$25 USD http://monte-verdetours.com http://adrenalinatours.com There are also direct chicken buses leaving the Minerval Terminal to Panajachel hourly from 9am to 5pm. Approx cost: Q35.00 You can also take any bus going to Guatemala city and get off a...