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  • Its all relative, Central america is not as bad as its reputation, you just need to take precautions as you would in any big city in the world. Use common sense, keep valaubales hidden, dont show off wealth and don't take any unecessary risks. Wheth…
  • As long as she uses common sense she will be fine, The dangerous parts are around guatemala city, rural villages are fine. She just needs to take care as she would at home and not wander alonw in the dark or take uneccesary risks etc.
  • Do not take dollars to Cuba! You will be charegd 10% to change them! Take Euros or sterling to change. Some credit cards can be used to pay for resturants and hotels etc but definietly not Americanm Express but mastercard and visa should be fine. Th…
  • Don't stay in Guatemala city, get straight out to Antigua as thats the safest option. Around Lake Atitlan it is advisable to go woitha local guide, youll be benefitting thelocal economy and feel safer as there have been reports of attacks on tourist…
  • It depends if you plan and organise everything before you go or if you do it as you go along which will obviously mean you need to allow more time. I'd say 2 weeks is enough, but, obviously if you have longer then thats always better. For example yo…
  • In guatemla the roads are not good and there is a LOT of traffic using them. Chicken buses with bits falling off hog the roads. Roads are also very windy, though scenic, and people simply drive too fast. Personally i would advise even sitting in the…
  • Travel by taxi from teh airport to Guatemala. Approx $30, agree a price first, you can pay in dollars. Exchange rate approx 7.5 Quetzales to 1 dollar. The drivers are usually very helpful and friendly, keen to chat if you want to practise your espan…
  • Its best to take light weight clothes that are easy to wash. Things like trousers you can roll up into shorts if hot, or if you want to be really practical those awful zip off trousers! In the highlands the temperature is sping like and sunny and ca…
  • Best way to obtain cash in Guatemala is from the ATM's which are now eveywhere, including Antigua! They may not all except all types of card...but one will, somewhere. Travellers checks are a hassle to change and can take hours and waste valuable si…
  • In that area there is no malaria, only in jungle areas, but there are mosquitos, best to protect yourslef in long light clothing at dusk. However as everyone says, it probably is best to check http://www.mexicotravelplan.co.uk/mexico-travel-health.…
  • When you enter Mexico whether by land or plane you will get a tourist card (also commonly and hence deceptively referred to as visa). This is FREE for up to 90 days. You just need to keep in in your passport until you leave the country. If you enter…
  • I used to cross the Belize border regularly as a tour leader and for all nationalities except swiss there was no visa issues. You just pay a fee on leaving the country $37.50 belize dollars (2:1 $US) which is like a compulsory departure tax. Probabl…
  • I used to work in Central America as a tour leader and took groups of up to 18 passengers around using public transport and we NEVER encountered any safety related problems. The biggest deal was a broken down bus or theft of a camera which someone h…
  • I used to work in Central America as a tour leader and took groups of up to 18 passengers around using public transport and we NEVER encountered any safety related problems. The biggest deal was a broken down bus or theft of a camera which someone h…