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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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The Yucatan and Central America

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

Four months of travel, $40 bucks a day.

This time, our road trip lasted 120 days.

Ahoy, Matey!

Our daily spending average for the full 4 months was $40 USD a day. Pretty incredible, considering most of our hotels were centrally located, had swimming pools, volcano or ocean views, and included WiFi in the price of the room. Our expenses covered transportation, food, lodging, fun, and both exit and entry visas.

This beats our 105 Day Adventure average by $13 a day.

How did we do it?

We focused on affordable, clean, friendly lodging, local means of transport and ate native cuisine.

Arriving in Colonial Merida, in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, we then ventured into the ancient Pirate territory of the city of Campeche located on a bay of the same name. Over the centuries, this principal Maya town was captured by the Spanish, pillaged and burned by pirates, and filled with European settlers who built Renaissance buildings and horrifying prisons.

Shiver me timbers!

The mysteries of Maya ruins drew us to Palenque, but a dental emergency forced a detour to San Cristobal - not a bad place to hang out if you need medical attention.

The tiny, clean, bonnie-weather town of Comitan located near the Guatemala border captured our attention before, and could be the next Expat safe haven.

We hung out with the Maya for months in Panajachel at Lago de Atitlan, and nightly enjoyed the healing volcano-heated waters at a neighboring spa. The Maya are a welcoming, independent people with an authentic culture that dates back centuries.

Visiting their many villages all around the Lago, we saw the devastation that hurricane Agatha wrought the year before, their private shrines to a favored Saint, Max Simon, and marveled at the quality of weaving they continue to produce today.

We finished up our trip by returning to a favorite surfer's paradise, Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido. Here we escaped from the oppressive heat of the tropics by jumping in the pounding surf and drinking ice cold fresh coconut juice straight from the coconut!

There are a variety of spectacular beaches and cloistered coves in this area and we made efforts to visit every one.

Towering Maya structures at Palenque

 

Maya god of mischief and chief obstruction buster, Max Simon

Financial markets gyrated, headlines screamed and we caught it all through real time internet news. Then we would walk out our hotel door into another Maya village, visit centuries old buccaneer hangouts or stroll along a beach in a tropical Eden.

We saved money, not spent more by living this National Geographic lifestyle. And we added memories and experiences not commonly encountered in a conventional life.

Are you dreaming your life or living your dreams?

Don't know what the figures below translate to in your home currency? Use the Currency Conversion Site

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May 26, Day 120 of Travel, Day #39 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 35 Pesos

Food: 139 Pesos

Fun: 70 Pesos

Misc.: 155 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  799 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 39 Days in Mexico: 624 Pesos

Lovely, lovely beaches everywhere in Puerto Escondido

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May 25, Day 119 of Travel, Day #38 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 32 Pesos

Food: 235 Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  667 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 38 Days in Mexico: 620 Pesos

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May 24, Day 118 of Travel, Day #37 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 10 Pesos

Food: 126 Pesos

Fun: 170 Pesos

Misc.: 55 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  771 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 37 Days in Mexico: 618 Pesos

 

Buses in Guatemala are far different than those in Mexico

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May 23, Day 117 of Travel, Day #36 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 52 Pesos

Fun: 80 Pesos

Misc.: 15 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  547 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 36 Days in Mexico: 614 Pesos

 

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May 22, Day 116 of Travel, Day #35 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 50 Pesos

Food: 32 Pesos

Fun: 85 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  567 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 35 Days in Mexico: 616 Pesos

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May 21, Day 115 of Travel, Day #34 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 10 Pesos

Food: 188 Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 210 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 25 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  833 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 34 Days in Mexico: 618 Pesos

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May 20, Day 114 of Travel, Day #33 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 141 Pesos

Fun: 110 Pesos

Misc.: 20 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  671 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 33 Days in Mexico: 611 Pesos

On the road again! Making our way down Mexico Pacific Coast

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May 19, Day 113 of Travel, Day #32 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 10 Pesos

Food: 40 Pesos

Fun: 20 Pesos

Misc.: 15 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  485 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 32 Days in Mexico: 609 Pesos

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May 18, Day 112 of Travel, Day #31 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 20 Pesos

Food: 226 Pesos

Fun: 65 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  711 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 31 Days in Mexico: 613 Pesos

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May 17, Day 111 of Travel, Day #30 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 187  Pesos

Fun: 170 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 757 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 30 days in Mexico: 610 Pesos

Petrona traded me a cup of coffee for this purple scarf!

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May 16, Day 110 of Travel, Day #29 in Mexico

Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 10 Pesos

Food: 121  Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 531 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 29 days in Mexico: 605 Pesos

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May 15, Day 109 of Travel, Day #28 in Mexico

Leaving Tonala, Mexico, traveling to Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido

Lodging: 400 Pesos (Centrally located on the beach, WiFi, Cable TV, aircon)

Transportation: 567 Pesos

Food: 175  Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath:  12 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 1,154  Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 28 days in Mexico: 608 Pesos

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After 81 fascinating days of living with the Maya in Guatemala, we are back on the road on our way to one of our favorite areas, The Mexican Pacific Coast. We plan to spend some time at Zicatela Beach in Puerto Escondido, but first, we have to cover some miles to get there.

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May 14, Day 108 of Travel, Day #27 in Mexico

Leaving Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala and traveling to Tonala, Mexico

Lodging: 500 Pesos (WiFi, Cable TV, aircon, swimming pool)

Transportation: 574 Pesos

Food: 35  Pesos

Fun: 13 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  1,122 Pesos

Daily Average Spending for 27 days in Mexico: 587 Pesos

It's gorgeous here at Lake Atitlan, with clear air and perfect weather of bright blue skies over the sparkling lake. The colorful community of both Maya and Expats has intrigued us so we've decided to stay for a couple of months. We were able to negotiate a monthly rate at our clean and modern hotel room, and we've discovered fresh, open-air markets, bakeries, and restaurants. The mountain-grown coffee here is outstanding.

Locals, both Maya and Expat, have been friendly and open so we're diving in!

We will continue our Cost-per-Day record below with our figures changing daily, but our location staying the same. These figures will reflect the average we are holding for our collective time in Guatemala. To translate into your native currency, please use the Currency Conversion Site.

Thanks for visiting! Feel free to write anytime!

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May 13, Day 107 of Travel, Day 81 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 260 Quetzales

 Fun: 48  Quetzales 

Misc.: 100 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 460 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 81 Days in Guatemala:  256 Quetzales

Our Daily Average Spending for 81 days in Guatemala was 256 Quetzales, or approximately $33.50 USD a day.

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May 12, Day 106 of Travel, Day 80 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 73 Quetzales

 Fun: 48  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 173 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 80 Days in Guatemala:  254 Quetzales

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May 11, Day 105 of Travel, Day 79 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 91 Quetzales

 Fun: 33  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 176 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 79 Days in Guatemala:  255 Quetzales

Street carpet made of flowers, petals and palm

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May 10, Day 104 of Travel, Day 78 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 156 Quetzales

 Fun: 30  Quetzales 

Misc.: 71 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 30 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 339 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 78 Days in Guatemala:  256 Quetzales

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May 9, Day 103 of Travel, Day 77 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 33 Quetzales

 Fun: 63  Quetzales 

Misc.: 14 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 162 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 77 Days in Guatemala:  255 Quetzales

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May 8, Day 102 of Travel, Day 76 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 105 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Renew Spa membership: 97 Quetzales

Misc.: 12 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 16 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 203 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 75 Days in Guatemala:  256 Quetzales

Petrona wraps Billy's head with a scarf, Panajachel

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May 7, Day 101 of Travel, Day 75 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  12 Quetzales

Food: 71 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Renew Spa membership: 97 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 251 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 75 Days in Guatemala:  257 Quetzales

 

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May 6, Day 100 of Travel, Day 74 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 189 Quetzales

 Fun: 48  Quetzales 

Misc.: 60 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 8 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 297 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 74 Days in Guatemala:  257 Quetzales

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May 5, Day 99 of Travel, Day 73 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 83 Quetzales

 Fun: 60  Quetzales 

Misc.: 60 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 255 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 73 Days in Guatemala:  256 Quetzales

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May 4, Day 98 of Travel, Day 72 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 28 Quetzales

 Fun:36  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 5 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 121 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 72 Days in Guatemala:  256 Quetzales

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May 3, Day 97 of Travel, Day 71 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 61 Quetzales

 Fun:36  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 65 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 214 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 71 Days in Guatemala:  258 Quetzales

Precious Maya Child on her door stoop

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May 2, Day 96 of Travel, Day 70 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 36 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 129 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 217 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 70 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

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May 1, Day 95 of Travel, Day 69 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 206 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 276 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 69 Days in Guatemala:  260 Quetzales

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April 30, Day 94 of Travel, Day 68 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 227 Quetzales

 Fun: 83  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 17 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 379 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 68 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

Colorful advertising on building in Panajachel

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April 29, Day 93 of Travel, Day 67 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 37 Quetzales

 Fun: 38  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 127 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 67 Days in Guatemala:  257 Quetzales

 

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April 28, Day 92 of Travel, Day 66 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 111 Quetzales

 Fun: 48  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 211 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 66 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

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April 27, Day 91 of Travel, Day 65 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 189 Quetzales

 Fun: 80  Quetzales 

Misc.:1 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 322 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 65 Days in Guatemala:  260 Quetzales

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April 26, Day 90 of Travel, Day 64 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  0 Quetzales

Food: 95 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 165 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 64 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

 

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April 25, Day 89 of Travel, Day 63 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation:  20 Quetzales

Food: 71 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.:270 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 21 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 434 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 63 Days in Guatemala:  261 Quetzales

US$10 Shrimp Brochettes Lakeside, Panajachel

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April 24, Day 88 of Travel, Day 62 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 86 Quetzales

 Fun: 30  Quetzales 

Misc.:1 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 169 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 62 Days in Guatemala:  258 Quetzales

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April 23, Day 87 of Travel, Day 61 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 105 Quetzales

 Fun: 38  Quetzales 

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:21 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 216 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 61 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

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April 22, Day 86 of Travel, Day 60 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 45 Quetzales

 Fun: 37  Quetzales 

Spa Membership Renewal: 200 Quetzales

Misc.:0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 334 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 60 Days in Guatemala:  260 Quetzales

Main Church, Panajachel, Lake Atitlan

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April 21, Day 85 of Travel, Day 59 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 158 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.:56 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 29 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 295 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 59 Days in Guatemala:  259 Quetzales

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April 20, Day 84 of Travel, Day 58 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 51 Quetzales

 Fun: 57  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 14 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 174 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 58 Days in Guatemala:  258 Quetzales

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April 19, Day 83 of Travel, Day 57 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 168 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Misc.: 26 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 264 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 57 Days in Guatemala:  260 Quetzales

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April 18, Day 82 of Travel, Day 56 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 87 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 30 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 169 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 56 Days in Guatemala:  260 Quetzales

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April 17, Day 81 of Travel, Day 55 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 61 Quetzales

 Fun: 30  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 133 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 55 Days in Guatemala:  261 Quetzales

Laundry day in Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan

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April 16, Day 80 of Travel, Day 54 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 14 Quetzales

Food: 61 Quetzales

 Fun: 35  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 160 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 54 Days in Guatemala:  264 Quetzales

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April 15, Day 79 of Travel, Day 53 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 160 Quetzales

 Fun: 18  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 230 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 53 Days in Guatemala:  266 Quetzales

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April 14, Day 78 of Travel, Day 52 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 137 Quetzales

 Fun: 118  Quetzales 

Misc.: 12 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 43 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 362 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 52 Days in Guatemala:  266 Quetzales

Simple neighborhood tortilla factory

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April 13, Day 77 of Travel, Day 51 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 44 Quetzales

 Fun: 100  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 196 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 51 Days in Guatemala:  264 Quetzales

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April 12, Day 76 of Travel, Day 50 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 108 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 13 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 173 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 50 Days in Guatemala:  266 Quetzales

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April 11, Day 75 of Travel, Day 49 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 169 Quetzales

 Fun: 0  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 45 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 266 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 49 Days in Guatemala:  268 Quetzales

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April 10, Day 74 of Travel, Day 48 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 34 Quetzales

 Fun: 20  Quetzales 

Misc.: 90 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 196 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 48 Days in Guatemala:  268 Quetzales

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April 9, Day 73 of Travel, Day 47 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 82 Quetzales

 Fun: 55  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 189 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 47 Days in Guatemala:  269 Quetzales

Proud Santos worked in NYC (photos), saved money, built this house

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April 8, Day 72 of Travel, Day 46 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 70 Quetzales

 Fun: 38  Quetzales 

Misc.: 26 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 186 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 46 Days in Guatemala:  271 Quetzales

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April 7, Day 71 of Travel, Day 45 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 118 Quetzales

 Fun: 72  Quetzales 

Renew Spa Membership: 195 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 10 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 447 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 45 Days in Guatemala:  273 Quetzales

***

April 6, Day 70 of Travel, Day 44 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 127 Quetzales

 Fun: 28  Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 207 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 44 Days in Guatemala:  269 Quetzales

Billy and Mayan Mountain Mama, San Antonio, Lake Atitlan

***

April 5, Day 69 of Travel, Day 43 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 103 Quetzales

 Fun: 93  Quetzales 

Misc.: 100 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:18 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 366 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 43 Days in Guatemala:  270 Quetzales

***

April 4, Day 68 of Travel, Day 42 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 98 Quetzales

 Fun: 0 Quetzales 

Misc.: 25 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 6 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 181 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 42 Days in Guatemala:  268 Quetzales

***

April 3, Day 67 of Travel, Day 41 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 25 Quetzales

Food: 110 Quetzales

 Fun: 0 Quetzales 

Misc.: 20 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 207 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 41 Days in Guatemala:  270 Quetzales

***

April 2, Day 66 of Travel, Day 40 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 86 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 174 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 40 Days in Guatemala:  272 Quetzales

***

April 1, Day 65 of Travel, Day 39 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 120 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales 

Misc.: 70 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 260 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 39 Days in Guatemala:  274 Quetzales

Public Maya transport San Antonio, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

***

March 31, Day 64 of Travel, Day 38 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 129 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:27 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 246 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 38 Days in Guatemala:  275 Quetzales

***

March 30, Day 63 of Travel, Day 37 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 70 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 160 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 37 Days in Guatemala:  275 Quetzales

***

March 29, Day 62 of Travel, Day 36 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 212 Quetzales

 Fun: 0 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 119 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 476 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 36 Days in Guatemala:  279 Quetzales

***

March 28, Day 61 of Travel, Day 35 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 85 Quetzales

 Fun: 0 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 137 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 35 Days in Guatemala:  273 Quetzales

Gallo beer, tradition and pride of Guatemala

***

March 27, Day 60 of Travel, Day 34 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 20 Quetzales took a fletes truck to San Antonio 

Food: 138 Quetzales

 Fun: 36 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 2 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 248 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 34 Days in Guatemala:  277 Quetzales

***

March 26, Day 59 of Travel, Day 33 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 47 Quetzales

 Fun: 57 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 156 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 33 Days in Guatemala:  278 Quetzales

***

March 25, Day 58 of Travel, Day 32 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 31 Quetzales

 Fun: 20 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 27 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 130 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 32 Days in Guatemala:  282 Quetzales

***

March 24, Day 57 of Travel, Day 31 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 47 Quetzales

 Fun: 56 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 155 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 31 Days in Guatemala:  289 Quetzales

***

March 23, Day 56 of Travel, Day 30 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 7 Quetzales

 Fun: 122 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 181 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 30 Days in Guatemala:  291 Quetzales

Volcano heated hot spring at Spa, Panajachel, Guatemala

***

March 22, Day 55 of Travel, Day 29 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 332 Quetzales

 Fun: 62 Quetzales 

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 4 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 450 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 29 Days in Guatemala:  295 Quetzales

***

March 21, Day 54 of Travel, Day 28 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 51 Quetzales

 Fun: 200 Quetzales - 2 week spa membership for 2 people

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 303 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 28 Days in Guatemala:  289 Quetzales

***

March 20, Day 53 of Travel, Day 27 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales  

Food: 117 Quetzales

 Fun: 62 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 42 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 273 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 27 Days in Guatemala:  289 Quetzales

 

View from Jacaranda Restaurant, Santa Cruz, Guatemala

***

March 19, Day 52 of Travel, Day 26 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 90 Quetzales - boat trip to Santa Cruz

Food: 195 Quetzales

 Fun: 36 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 373 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 26 Days in Guatemala:  289 Quetzales

 

***

March 18, Day 51 of Travel, Day 25 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 100 Quetzales

 Fun: 36 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 188 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 25 Days in Guatemala:  286 Quetzales

***

March 17, Day 50 of Travel, Day 24 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 91 Quetzales

 Fun: 115 Quetzales

Misc.: 5 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 13 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 276 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 24 Days in Guatemala:  291 Quetzales

***

March 16, Day 49 of Travel, Day 23 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 60 Quetzales

 Fun: 67 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 179 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 23 Days in Guatemala:  291 Quetzales

***

 

March 15, Day 48 of Travel, Day 22 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 64 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 154 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 22 Days in Guatemala:  296 Quetzales

 

 

Young Maya vendor selling her weavings, Panajachel, Guatemala

***

March 14, Day 47 of Travel, Day 21 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 321 Quetzales

 Fun: 18 Quetzales

Misc.: 50 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 53 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 494 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 21 Days in Guatemala:  303 Quetzales

***

March 13, Day 46 of Travel, Day 20 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 130 Quetzales - Boat trip to San Pedro

Food: 123 Quetzales

 Fun: 18 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 323 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 20 Days in Guatemala:  293 Quetzales

***

March 12, Day 45 of Travel, Day 19 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 150 Quetzales

 Fun: 28 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 230 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 19 Days in Guatemala:  291 Quetzales

Maya mother and baby at Panajachel Market, Guatemala

***

March 11, Day 44 of Travel, Day 18 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 12 Quetzales

Food: 49 Quetzales

 Fun: 56 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 169 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 18 Days in Guatemala:  295 Quetzales

***

March 10, Day 43 of Travel, Day 17 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 40 Quetzales

 Fun: 154 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 246 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 17 Days in Guatemala:  302 Quetzales

***

March 9, Day 42 of Travel, Day 16 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 213 Quetzales

 Fun: 36 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  7 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 308 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 16 Days in Guatemala:  306 Quetzales

***

March 8, Day 41 of Travel, Day 15 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 86 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales

Misc.: 80 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 256 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 15 Days in Guatemala:  306 Quetzales

***

March 7, Day 40 of Travel, Day 14 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 16 Quetzales

Food: 164 Quetzales

 Fun: 36 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 268 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 14 Days in Guatemala:  309 Quetzales

***

March 6, Day 39 of Travel, Day 13 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 126 Quetzales

 Fun: 38 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  3 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 219 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 13 Days in Guatemala:  312 Quetzales

 

Open-air market, Panajachel, Guatemala

***

March 5, Day 38 of Travel, Day 12 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging:  Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 35 Quetzales

 Fun: 0 Quetzales

Misc.: 80 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath: 5  Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 172  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 12 Days in Guatemala: 320  Quetzales

***

March 4, Day 37 of Travel, Day 11 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging:  Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 187 Quetzales

 Fun: 135 Quetzales

Misc.: 10 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:   Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 384  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending for 11 Days in Guatemala: 334  Quetzales

***

March 3, Day 36 of Travel, Day 10 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 52 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 5 Quetzales

Food: 135 Quetzales

Fun: 38 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  10 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 240  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 329  Quetzales

***

March 2, Day 35 of Travel, Day 9 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 112 Quetzales

Fun: 18 Quetzales

Misc.: 2 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  9 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 219  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 338  Quetzales

***

March 1, Day 34 of Travel, Day 8 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 290 Quetzales

Fun: 28 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  10 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 407  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 353  Quetzales

***

Lunch with Chris at Cordon Bleu, Panajachel, Guatemala

February 28, Day 33 of Travel, Day 7 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 89 Quetzales

Fun: 128 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 296  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending:  346 Quetzales

 

***

February 27, Day 32 of Travel, Day 6 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 15 Quetzales

Food: 216 Quetzales

Fun: 38 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 348  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending:  354 Quetzales

***

February 26, Day 31 of Travel, Day 5 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 71 Quetzales

Fun: 15 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  17 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 182  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending:  355 Quetzales

***

February 25, Day 30 of Travel, Day 4 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 240 Quetzales

Fun: 51 Quetzales

Misc.: 0 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 370  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending:  398 Quetzales

***

February 24, Day 29 of Travel, Day 3 in Guatemala

 Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 79 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 0 Quetzales

Food: 145 Quetzales

Fun: 0 Quetzales

Misc.: 75 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending: 299  Quetzales

Daily Average Spending:408 Quetzales

 

 

View of Volcano across Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

***

February 23, Day 28 of Travel, Day 2 in Guatemala

Traveling from Huehuetenango, Guatemala to Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Lodging: 170 Quetzales (centrally located large room with view, Cable TV, Wifi)

Transportation: 105 Quetzales

Food:140 Quetzales

Fun: 0 Quetzales

Misc.: 35 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending:  450 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 462 Quetzales

***

We are leaving Mexico after 27 days on the road and heading into Guatemala. The Quetzal is the currency used in Guatemala, currently just under 8 Q's to a dollar. To check the exact exchange, click on the following Currency Conversion Site

***

February 22, Day 27 of Travel, Day 1 in Guatemala

Traveling from Comitan,Chiapas, Mexico to Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Lodging: 110 Quetzales ( centrally located, Cable TV)

Transportation: 192 Quetzales

Food:149 Quetzales

Fun: 0 Quetzales

Misc.: 23 Quetzales

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Quetzales

Day's Total Spending:  474 Quetzales

Daily Average Spending: 474 Quetzales

***

February 21, Day 26 of Travel

Comitan,Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 290 Pesos (mini suite, centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV, refrigerator)

Transportation:  Pesos

Food: 109  Pesos

Fun:  Pesos

Misc.: 308 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  707 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 567 Pesos

Our Daily Average Spending for 27 days on the road in Mexico was 567 Pesos, or approximately $47 USD a day.

Cultural Center at Main Plaza, Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico

***

February 20, Day 25 of Travel

Comitan,Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 290 Pesos (mini suite, centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV, refrigerator)

Transportation: 9 Pesos

Food: 170  Pesos

Fun: 61 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 15  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 545  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 561 Pesos

***

 

February 19, Day 24 of Travel

Comitan,Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 290 Pesos (mini suite, centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV, refrigerator)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 200  Pesos

Fun: 30 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 520  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 562 Pesos

***

February 18, Day 23 of Travel

Traveling from San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico to Comitan,Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 290 Pesos (mini suite, centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV, refrigerator)

Transportation: 125 Pesos

Food: 139  Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.:120 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 674  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 564 Pesos

***

February 17, Day 22 of Travel

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 145  Pesos

Fun: 21 Pesos

Misc.: 174 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 540  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 559 Pesos

***

February 16, Day 21 of Travel

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 134  Pesos

Fun: 74 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 408  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 559 Pesos

Maya vendor San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

***

February 15, Day 20 of Travel

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 321  Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 526  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 567 Pesos

***

February 14, Day 19 of Travel

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 188  Pesos

Fun: 21 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 9  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 418  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 569 Pesos

***

February 13, Day 18 of Travel

San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 148  Pesos

Fun: 145 Pesos

Misc.: 198 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 28  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 719  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 578 Pesos

Maya ruins at Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

***

February 12, Day 17 of Travel

Travel from Palenque, Chiapas, to San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 235 Pesos

Food: 293  Pesos

Fun: 0 Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 32  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 760  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 569 Pesos

 

***

February 11, Day 16 of Travel

Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 300  Pesos

Fun: 75 Pesos

Misc.: 6 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 586  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 557 Pesos

***

February 10, Day 15 of Travel

Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV)

Transportation: 40 Pesos

Food: 183  Pesos

Fun: 102 Pesos

Misc.: 15 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  540 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 555 Pesos

***

February 9, Day 14 of Travel

Campeche to Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico

Lodging: 200 Pesos (Centrally located, WiFi, Cable TV)

Transportation: 582 Pesos

Food: 94  Pesos

Fun: 150  Pesos

Misc.: 0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  1026 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 557 Pesos

***

February 8, Day 13 of Travel

Campeche, Campeche, Mexico

Lodging: 236 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 81  Pesos

Fun:  0 Pesos

Misc.: 10 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  327 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 520 Pesos

***

February 7, Day 12 of Travel

Campeche, Campeche, Mexico  

Lodging: 236 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 11 Pesos

Food:  64  Pesos

Fun:  35 Pesos

Misc.: 0  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  346 Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  537 Pesos

 

Canons at Campeche

***

February 6, Day 11 of Travel

Campeche, Campeche, Mexico

Lodging: 236 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0 Pesos

Food: 210   Pesos

Fun: 70  Pesos

Misc.: 20  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 239   Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 775  Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  554 Pesos

***

February 5, Day 10 of Travel

Campeche, Campeche, Mexico  

Lodging: 236 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean, WiFi, TV)

Transportation: 0   Pesos

Food:  172   Pesos

Fun:  139   Pesos

Misc.: 28  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 5  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  580 Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  532 Pesos

***

February 4, Day 9 of Travel

Campeche, Campeche, Mexico  

Lodging: 236 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean, WiFi, TV)

Transportation:  0  Pesos

Food:  115  Pesos

Fun:  0  Pesos

Misc.:  0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath:  0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  351 Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  526  Pesos

***

Palm trees and white sands in Progresso

February 3, Day 8 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 241 Pesos (Centrally located, basic, but clean)

Transportation: 304   Pesos 2 tickets first class to Campeche

Transportation 60 Pesos cabs

Food: 25   Pesos

Fun:   20  Pesos

Misc.:  0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 8  Pesos

Day's Total Spending:658  Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  548 Pesos

 

***

February 1, Day 6 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation:  12  Pesos

Food:   178 Pesos

Fun:  142  Pesos

Misc.:   Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  557   Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  584 Pesos

***

January 31, Day 5 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico  to Progresso, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation:  72  Pesos

Food: 314   Pesos

Fun:  60  Pesos

Misc.:  0 Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 0 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  671   Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 589  Pesos

***

January 30, Day 4 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation:  0  Pesos

Food:   139 Pesos

Fun:  42  Pesos

Misc.: 25  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 21 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:   452  Pesos

Daily Average Spending:  569 Pesos

***

January 29, Day 3 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation:  0  Pesos

Food: 100   Pesos

Fun:  85  Pesos

Misc.: 40  Pesos

Sanitary/Bath: 14 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 464    Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 607 Pesos

***

January 28, Day 2 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation: 62 Pesos

Food:  112 Pesos

Fun: 131 Pesos

Misc.: 120 Pesos

Day's Total Spending:  650  Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 679 Pesos

***

January 27, Day 1 of Travel

Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Lodging: 225 Pesos (Centrally located, swimming pool, Cable TV, wifi,)

Transportation: 455 Pesos

Food: 28 Pesos

Day's Total Spending: 708 Pesos

Daily Average Spending: 708 Pesos

Flame broiled meat in Merida

 

Last year, we published our documented travel expenses while traveling the Pacific coast of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. These updates were received with great enthusiasm. Today we are another year older, perhaps a little wiser, and once again on the road. This time we flew from Guadalajara, Mexico to the colonial city of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula and picked up where we left off. Now, the temperatures are more manageable here in Maya country and we are starting another adventure.

We welcome you to travel along with us via the internet or better yet, why not come and join us? After a few weeks running around the Yucatan, Campeche and Chiapas, we will again be making our way into Guatemala and hopefully beyond. This area of the world is captivating and chocked full of history and culture.

If you missed last year's expense report click here, otherwise check back frequently, as we will be updating our expenditures for this journey as often as possible.

The Plaza in Merida, Mexico

Life is an adventure. Follow your dreams! Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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