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… Be Informed … Travel Smart … Stay Informed … NEWSLETTERS MOVED TO FACEBOOK Emailing out our Newsletter each month is ‘old hat’. This is the last emailed Newsletter. From July 2017 onwards, we will post our monthly Newsletter on Facebook. If you want to continue to get our Newsletter, follow this link to our Facebook page. Then, choose to ‘FOLLOW‘ us. PLEASE DO NOT send us a ‘Friend Request‘ as this just swamps our Facebook pages with other people’s postings. THANK YOU. Friend Requests will not be accepted. COMMENTS ON THE MONTH If you missed the April 2017 Newsletter, […]

Newsletter – June 2017



Guatemala - Tecnica road to Flores
JUNE 2017: Click here to read our Guatemala Retirement Reviews. Click here to read our Mexico Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: We started in El Panchan, Mexico which is a small settlement on the edge of the Palenque Ruins. From El Panchan, we made our own way by public transport to Flores, Guatemala. We stayed in Flores 2 nights. From Flores, we made our own way by public transport to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We stayed in San Pedro Sula 2 nights. From San Pedro Sula, we made our own way by public transport to La Ceiba, Honduras. We stayed in La Ceiba 3 nights. From La Ceiba, we […]

Palenque – Flores – San Pedro Sula – La Ceiba – Utila



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JANUARY 2017: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Flores (north Guatemala) and include: An over-night Luxury Bus from Flores to Guatemala City 10 nights in BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard accommodation Food & Drink Mobile Data / Communications CROSS REFERENCES: For more detail, read about Antigua. Click here to read about Retirement Locations in this country. Click here for detailed Travel Information and more Travel Budgets in this country. Read About – GRANDPAcking Costs if you don’t know how to interpret my figures. SPREADSHEET SUMMARY: MY ACTUAL 1 PERSON BACKPAcking COSTS: Cost Of Existence (COE): My costs are purely provided for information purposes. I do not always follow ‘GRANDPAcking Standards’. In fact, I […]

Antigua – Guatemala – GRANDPAcking Costs



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JANUARY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: I made my way from Flores to Antigua by overnight Luxury Bus. In Flores, I stayed in a BELOW GRANDPAcking Standard hotel: the Hotel Posada Tayazal. I booked a Twin Room at the Tayazal at a discounted rate of GTQ80 / night (US$11). I booked with BOOKING.COM and the booking was confirmed by email. But, when I got there, they did not have a Twin Room available. It was 5:00pm at night, so I didn’t have much choice. I had to accept the only room that they had available: a Single Room. We agreed a discounted price of GTQ50 […]

Antigua – Guatemala – Information



Flores - Causeway
JANUARY 2017: Why not read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: After spending Christmas with my family in Belize, I ended up in Belize City (again). I had, previously, stayed in Belize City for 2 nights at the Downtown Bella Sombre. I paid US$45 / night. This was the most expensive hotel that I have stayed in over the past 2 years of travelling. But, in Belize City it is hard to find anything cheaper. It was not worth that price. The Bella Sombre room, itself, was OK. The hotel is secure and situated in an average area of town. But you don’t feel safe […]

Flores – Guatemala – Information