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Denise Egri Jun 4th, 1997 12:14 AM

I'm going to Guatemala in two weeks.
 
I will be spending a month (mid-June through mid-July) studying Spanish with AmeriSpan in Antigua, Guatemala. I've heard varying accounts on how safe it is to walk around in Antigua and how safe it is to drink the water. I will be spending a weekend visiting Tikal and, after talking to AmeriSpan, decided not to take malaria pills. Was that a mistake? (They told me that since I would only be there for a weekend I should be OK.) I'd really appreciate any input!

roy halvorsen Jun 4th, 1997 07:42 AM

see my page at http://www.au/4WD/page/7.html
take all the pills it does not hurt and just in case.you can buy all the water and beer you need to drink but do not take uce cubes in your drinks. food is great. try the Piton area Frores and Lake Ppiton Itza get place and lots to see in the ruins nearby
roy

roy halvorsen Jun 4th, 1997 07:43 AM

see my page at http://www.au/4WD/page/7.html
take all the pills it does not hurt and just in case.you can buy all the water and beer you need to drink but do not take uce cubes in your drinks. food is great. try the Piton area Frores and Lake Ppiton Itza get place and lots to see in the ruins nearby
roy

larry Weber Jun 4th, 1997 07:57 AM

Antigua was safe a year ago. Drink bottled water and use ice only if you are sure it was made with agua purificado. Incidentally, the iced tea at Pollo Campero is wonderful and safe. I'd take bug spray to Tikal and the pills if you can. You'll love it. Hit the park at dawn and dusk if you've got someone with you. Be sure to ride the chicken busses for day trips out of Antigua.

Laureen Jun 20th, 1997 11:36 AM


I just saw your message. I will also be spending a month in Antigua at a language school. Maybe we could hook up for a day trip on the weekends. Will you be staying with a family? I leave next Thursday June 25th. Would love to hear from you.


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