Guatemala, Day 1 – Arrival in Guatemala City

Recently I went on a trip to Guatemala. This is Day 1 of my 9 Day account.

cncl_martinez_a.jpgFlying out of LaGuardia to Miami. Sat next to a councilman from Washington Heights named Miguel giving a proclamation to a Dominican organization. Turns out he is a pretty prominent Dominican city politician. Glad I gave him my business card! We talked politics, mostly about the illegal alien drivers licence issue.

My Miami flight to Guatemala City was delayed. I finally arrive at Hotel Otelito, Hotel Otelitoand enjoy a great steak, with frijoles and black beans at the in house restaurant. The tortilla soup was pretty good too. Otelito is highly recommended by Lonely Planet, as a “boutique hotel.” My travel buddy arrives a little later on and we wander around Zona 10, which is where all the town’s hot nightspots are. We settle on Panagea for drinks. Everyone is very attractive, young, and very white, which surprises us. We are almost completely ignored but we have fun anyway. We call it an early night because we have to get up impossibly early tomorrow for a flight to Flores.

3 Responses to “Guatemala, Day 1 – Arrival in Guatemala City”


  • Hey, I think it’s great that you’re re-capping your trip like this. And seriously, how awesome about that business card.

  • Everyone is very attractive, young, and VERY WHITE, which surprises You? ha ha ha, what was you waiting for?
    Let me tell you, My country is full of all kind of people, I am Asking you? what do you think if I tell you that in USA, I see Chinese and other kind of people? I most to figure that only the Blonde people is living there?

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