Welcome (back) to Guate!

I arrived back in Guate, as Guatemala City is known by the locals, yesterday.  My friend Annabelle Romero picked me up at the airport and whisked me back to Quetzleroo, The coolest hostel in the world that she runs with her brother, Manuel.  When I was there in May, they were just getting started with their business.  Since then it has taken off and they have had to add extra rooms and beds to keep up with the buzz that word-of-mouth has generated.  Brother Marcos and Mom have become involved now so it is truly a family affair!

The Romeros of Quetzalroo: Marcos, Manuel, Philip and Annabelle (http://www.quetzalroo.com)

After settling in a bit, I went with Anna and Alicia, two sisters from Montreal, to the Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Etnologia, perhaps the largest repository of Maya artifacts in the world.

Anna and Alicia taking in the museum

Jade was considered the most prized material by the Maya

This priceless jade figure is from the Classic Period

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11 Responses to Welcome (back) to Guate!

  1. Judie January 9, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Love it! I am definitely living this thru you! Those ancient Mayan pieces are exquisite.

    • admin January 10, 2011 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks Judie. Just getting started.

  2. Brian Berndt January 9, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Great to see your update, Phillip. I’ll check back often to see what kind of adventures you are having. looks like a great place to be! Take Care.

  3. admin January 10, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Thanks Brian.

  4. Ben January 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Great installment!

    • admin January 11, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      Hey Bennie-thanks for stopping by. Hope UR enjoying Eselen.

  5. Chris Paddison January 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    Awesome man!!! Your blog about your adventures is so fun.

    • admin January 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

      Thanks Chris. Hope you, Becky and Akira are having a great year so far. LOL–P

  6. Nina January 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I’m loving reading about your adventures! I really enjoy the style and colors of Gautamala… Looking forward to hearing more of your blog and what you are seeing and doing. Good photos too!
    Love, Nina

    • admin January 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

      Thanks Nina. Best to you and Rod.


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