Bus to Puerto Barrios

I have decided to spend my last few days on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala. As I write this I have just begun the 5 hour journey. The bus is very nice. Much nicer than most buses in the states. $18 bought me a one way ticket in first class. The seats are every bit as nice as a first class airline seat. The seating configuration is two seats on one side of the aisle and a single on the other – which is a lot of room on a bus. I have a single on the right side of the aisle.
This morning Scott and I slept in until 7:30am and had a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. We walked around Zone 10, which is the most upscale of Guatemala City’s neighborhoods. It has feels very American with many familiar businesses including Mercedes, Hard Rock Cafe, TGIF, Holiday Inn, Radisson, and the ever present fast food chains including McDonald’s, Burger King, DQ, Pizza Hut and Starbucks to name a few. About noon we stopped for one last quick beer together and then it was of to the airport for Scott and the bus terminal for me.

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