Guatemala Trip Report

Old Sep 5th, 2007, 04:45 AM
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Thanks for a great trip report. We went last year at Xmas and just loved it.

Spent a few days in Antigua then move to Lake Atitlan and Tikal.

I too have read recently of the violence occurring before the election and it's just so sad.
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Very well-written, informative and amusing report. You have a real talent. A few questions about Tikal: how bad were the mosquitos that time of year (especially around dusk)? what kind of bug repellent did you take with you and did it work? did you take any anti-malarial meds?
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Old Sep 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM
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Thanks, cobbs1! There definitely were mosquitos at Tikal at that time, but we largely managed to avoid bites. We wore long sleeves and pants and had some time release bug spray--I think it was Sawyers. We also had some super duper spray on your clothes only spray that we also used (on our clothes, obviously).

We also did take malaria meds which I felt a little silly about since we were only there for 24 hours, but I decided that I really don't want malaria.

Hope that helps.
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Old Sep 6th, 2007, 05:45 AM
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Loved your report! Thank you so much for posting . . . you are a very entertaining writer.

Sandy (in Denton)
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