I just want to thank Lonely Planet for officially getting me scared for my upcoming adventure in Guatemala. I know it is their job to point out anything that might be of importance to travelers – but man, every other page in this Guatemala guide book is stating where I shouldn’t go!
I know Guatemala is a developing country, and I know that I will have to watch my back. I knew this when I started planning a long time ago. Now, however, I’m rethinking taking my big DSL camera with me for fear of it getting jacked! I just purchased a pocket camera off ebay, so I won’t be camera-less, but I do fear missing out on some of the amazing photo opportunities that might present themselves along the way. I’m definitely not a professional photographer, but without practice I will never become one either.
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So, what do you all think? Ditch the DSLR and rely on the pocket cam? If it helps at all, the majority of my time will be spent in the Antigua and San Pedro (language school) areas.
And while we’re on it, do you all put your bags on top of the chicken bus? Do you secure it with anything to the bars? Would it be possible for my to take my Osprey Ariel 55 onto the bus with me (and stick the bags under the seat or in my lap)?
So many little questions and second guesses running through my mind! Ah, only 20 days!
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