Guatemala City Travel Blog› entry 1 of 4 › view all entries
I arrived in Guatemala City early afternoon. Still had a few hours before my couchsurfing host would be able to meet me. There's a money exchange stand upstairs in the airport. During my time in Guatemala this was where i got the best exchange rate. I hired a taxi driver to give me a tour of the city. Figured that'd eat up some time. Plus I wanted to get a general layout of the city and the differences between the zones. We drove all over the places. Didnt really see anything too out of the norm. Typical latin american city. One of the streets was tree lined and had tons on statues in the median. Seemed like this went on for miles. The name escapes me now but its the boundary between Zones 9 and 10.
Lots of people say its nothing to see in Guatemala City. It's best to head to the surrounding cities as soon as i arrive. What fun is it in that? I like to do some partying in every city I visit. Surely the most populous city in central america has some good clubs. Plus I arrived on the weekend, prime party days.
Met my host who turned out to be really nice. She introduced me to her friends and neighbors. We all sat on the patio listening to music, dancing and having drinks. One of the guys had planned to go out anyway and invited me along. It seemed like he knew eeeeeeeeverybody. Sometimes i couldnt help but LOL. One club that I really liked is called "Club Viva". It's in a building that literally has 6 clubs in it. We club hopped. Ate our late night "4th meal" and headed back to the house.
I had a great time!!! Day one down with six more to go.