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Old July 22nd, 2005, 08:14 PM
H. Michel
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Is there direct bus service from the Guatemala City airport
to Antigua?
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 08:35 PM
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H. Michel wrote:
Is there direct bus service from the Guatemala City airport to Antigua?


There are tourist vans till about 8 pm. If you make a reservation in
Antigua, they will arrange for a van to pick you up at the airport.
About $15.00
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 11:34 PM
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seres wrote:
LOL! Don't scare them more that they already are!!!!!!!!poor
people!!!!!!!!!!! Just take precautions like when you are going to any
city in the WHOLE WORLD now days!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree, even in our hometowns, wherever they are, there are some places
we won't go, some thing we won't do.

Basically use common sense, behave as a normal person (ie: not an
arrogant tourist) and you should be ok.
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Old July 23rd, 2005, 02:03 AM
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Well I know exactly what you guys mean, I am from Israel which is also
not the safest spot in the world.

It's just that people make Mexico city sound like the worst spot in the
world. but those same people make Israel sound like the worst spot in
the world and it's really not.

Well thank you for all the tips and again any more tips would be
appreciated (places to see, etc...)

-Yoni

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Old July 23rd, 2005, 06:22 PM
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H. Michel wrote:
Louisg wrote:

H. Michel wrote:

Is there direct bus service from the Guatemala City airport to Antigua?




There are tourist vans till about 8 pm. If you make a reservation in
Antigua, they will arrange for a van to pick you up at the airport.
About $15.00


Thank you.
Are there any public buses? I thought that I heard that there was now
public bus service between Antigua and Aurora so that you don't have to
go to the bus station in the City first.

$15.00 pp seems very expensive.


Yes, $15. is very expensive. I took a taxi at night from Antigua to
Guate zone 2 for $15. That takes twice the time as going to the airport.
But high prices out of airports never surprise me.
As for a new bus direct to Antigua, it would be an overdue idea and I
have heard people mention it. Try asking the question on the LP Thorntree.

Louisg
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Old July 24th, 2005, 08:53 PM
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"H. Michel" wrote in message
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yoni wrote:
Well I know exactly what you guys mean, I am from Israel which is also
not the safest spot in the world.

It's just that people make Mexico city sound like the worst spot in the
world. but those same people make Israel sound like the worst spot in
the world and it's really not.

Well thank you for all the tips and again any more tips would be
appreciated (places to see, etc...)

-Yoni

Yoni,
I have been to Mexico City many times and I take the same precautions that
I do in all large cities. I have gone alone and with my husband and
children. We have always had a good time.

Some of my favourite places are :
-the zocolo and the Templo Mayor
-the Museum of Anthropology and Chapultepec park in general, especially on
a Sunday
-Coyoacan and its museums and special places
-San Angel
-going to Teotihuacan
-one of my favourite restaurants in the world is in Mexico City- Los
Girasoles

Yoni,

I will second all the above recommendations, particularly Los Girasoles,
which is right beside the Fine Arts Museum. Everything there is wonderful,
and I recommend the shrimp tamales for an appetizer, with tequila in a
hollowed out cucumber as a cocktail that is served like a work of art.

Also, the gardens at Xochimilco Lake are a popular spot. You can buy some
food there and bring it on a gondola-type boat ride through the canals.
They sell soft drinks and beer on the boats. It's very colorful, and there
is a party-like atmosphere, with weddings taking place on some boats,
mariachi bands playing on others.

Another thing I found interesting is the University City, home of the U of
Mexico City, with over 300,000 students! It was designed by Mexico's
leading architects, and as vast as the campus is, it's beautiful and serene
at the same time.

There is a large art and antique fair most Saturdays in San Angel that's
well worth a visit, as are the cloisters at the convent, which are very
beautiful (and you can buy nice sugar cookies from the nuns).

There are two large volcanos south of the city, one of which (Popocatepetl)
is fairly active. You can get some good vantage points in the town of
Amecameca, which you can reach by bus from the city. If volcanos don't do
it for you, Amecameca is the sweets and nuts capital of Mexico, and the
daily market is very colorful and delicious, and there are free samples
everywhere.

I have one other recommendation for a place to eat; it's Kababi (on Napoles
near Londres). It's run by an Italian architect turned chef. His name is
Anthony, and his ability to entertain makes a visit worthwhile, but they
turn out wonderful food, from unique soups to traditional Mexican to Texas
barbecue.

Enjoy your trip.

Keith


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Old July 25th, 2005, 06:35 AM
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Wow,

You guys are great, I never thought I would this kind of a response
from 1 post. I will def. check out everything posted on here.

And thank you again, I booked my flight and hotel stay already.

Thank You all for all the tips and advice.!

-Yoni

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Old July 25th, 2005, 02:56 PM
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"yoni" wrote in message
oups.com...
Wow,

You guys are great, I never thought I would this kind of a response
from 1 post. I will def. check out everything posted on here.

And thank you again, I booked my flight and hotel stay already.

Thank You all for all the tips and advice.!

-Yoni


Didn't you understand what I posted? You absolutely must not travel to
Mexico City at this time of year! The criminals are positively feasting on
wayward tourists and I fear that a timid tourist such as yourself will be
too tempting a target for "Los Lobos del Zocolo" and "La Culebras de
Xochimilco", two of the most fearsome gangs in the entire world!!

Please, in God's name, cancel your travel plans and stay home until the
danger in Mexico City has passed!! At least wait until the body parts have
been collected and the rivers of blood have stopped flowing in the
streets!!!

Wait for further notice before you travel to Mexico City from me, "El
Bońuelo". I will be updating this newsgroup on tourist travel to Mexico
City periodically and will be issuing safety reports. At this moment,
tourist travel to Mexico City is only authorized if one has made funeral
arrangements and can provide a notarized copy of their last will and
testament at hotel check-in.

Thank You


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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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"seres" wrote in message
ups.com...
LOL! Don't scare them more that they already are!!!!!!!!poor
people!!!!!!!!!!! Just take precautions like when you are going to any
city in the WHOLE WORLD now days!!!!!!!!!!!


I had to go to my uncle's funeral in East Texas, and I was much more
nervous there than I ever have been in DF.


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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Mike McKinley
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"k" wrote in message
hlink.net...
I have one other recommendation for a place to eat; it's Kababi (on
Napoles near Londres). It's run by an Italian architect turned chef. His
name is Anthony, and his ability to entertain makes a visit worthwhile,
but they turn out wonderful food, from unique soups to traditional
Mexican to Texas barbecue.


Also near the zocalo, two great places to eat, Casino Espanol and Cafe
Tacuba.


 




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