Today I got an email from one of my best friends from High School, Wendy Lou. Amongst other things, she sent me a link to her webpage. Wendy is a trilingual (Spanish, English, German) certified tour guide and tour operator, her curriculum is impressive. I highly recommend her!
++She can help you find the way.
Guatemala has and abundance of places to visit but as my husband would say there are no signs to take you there . When Tom first came to Guatemala there were certain things that jumped out at him one of them being that there are no signs on the road. We went everywhere in Guatemala and his question was -
How do you know where to go? I said -I just do because my dad once took me and he knew because his dad, Don Roman, as a side job used to organize excursions back in the 40's and 50's.
++She knows the secret hand shake.
People will tell you "Guatemala es un pueblón" or "Guatemala es un pañuelo" meaning that in Guatemala we are all probably connected to only 3 degrees of separation. You always know somebody that knows somebody. Being "conected" or with someone who is makes a difference when you are traveling. I know Wendy knows her way around because at age 16 we rode up and down every street of Guatemala City in our scooters, hers was a blue Honda Lead and mine a black Sanyang!
If you do come to Guatemala seriously consider getting a tour guide it will make your trip a lot more enjoyable, safe and educational.
Here is a picture of us in High School. We are both in the first row, Wendy is the second one from left to right, I'm the fifth one.