Nombre ____Zachary__Thomas________ Fecha _______2/24/16___________ Hora __4___

Project Instructions- World Travel Unit 6
You have won a $3500 grant to visit a Spanish-speaking country. Before you can go, a
committee needs to make sure the money will be spent wisely on costs directly related to your
travel. You are preparing an informative visual report for them, that needs to include the
following details in Spanish. To find the country information, I recommend the following
websites: Culture Grams ABC Clio




Each student will research the country assigned to him/her. You must include the following
pieces of information:
My assigned country is ____Guatemala_________
Each student will research the country assigned to him/her. You must include the following
pieces of information:
Most recent population count
___________14,918,999_________________________ (2015 est.)_________
What form of monetary currency do they use? ______________Guatemalan
Quetzal__________________
o Look up the exchange rate. How much of their currency would you get if
you traded in $100? _____________748.156 guatemalan
Quetzal_____________________________
Do they measure distance in miles or kilometers?
______________kilometers_______________________
List at least 3 of its largest cities Also list population of each.
o GUATEMALA CITY (capital) 2.918 million
(2015)_________________________________
o MIXCO 473,080 (2015)
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o VILLA NEUVA 406,830 (2015)
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List 3 major tourist attractions & briefly explain what it is. (could be popular
places or events)
o _Volcanoes are a popular site for
tourist___________________________________________
o _Tikal is a ancient ruin
__________________________________________________________
o _ the catholic church is also a major thing to do in
guatemala_________________________
What time zone is the country located in? _____central timezone_______________________
How many hours ahead or behind our time? Ex: if it’s midnight here, what time is
it there? __12:00PM__
o Total time difference= ________0___________ hours ahead/behind (circle
one)
Cost of plane ticket- Leave from the closest airport to San Antonio with a direct flight to
your destination. You want the cheapest price with the least amount of travel time (including
layover or drive time). Avoid switching airlines unless absolutely necessary. Date you choose to
leave San Antonio__3/11/16_______
o Airline with least expensive flight:
_______AeroMexico__________________________________

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Lodging:
Look at hotels in your destination city. List 2 choices that are drastically different
from one another.
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Name of hotel _____Hotel Vista Real Guatemala____ Distance from airport
______3.2 mi______ Cost per night (calculate into US dollars!)
$_____293___________ Circle the statements that apply:
bedroom has private
bathroom air conditioning in room non-smoking room bus to/from airport
Name of hotel _Holiday Inn in Guatemala________ Distance from airport
_____________1.3 mi_______ Cost per night (calculate into US dollars!)
$_____264___________ Circle the statements that apply:
bedroom has private
bathroom air conditioning in room non-smoking room bus to/from airport
Look at youth hostels in your destination city.
 Name of hostel __________Quetzalroo____________ Distance from airport __3.2
km_____________ Cost per night (calculate into US dollars!) $_40__________ # of
people per room? __10___Circle the all that apply: bedroom has private bathroom air
conditioning in room non-smoking room bus to/from airport
Which one is best to stay in? Explain why you came to this conlcusion:
___________ the Hotel Vista Real had the best reviews and is overall a good place to crash
after a long day exploring________________________
Describe 3 options to travel around while you are visiting the city. How much does
it typically cost?
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1. hiking through the city of flores
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2. iShop Oakland Mall
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3. Centro Comercial Pacific Center
What restaurants are rated highest? Choose 3 vastly different restaurants in the
city to eat at. 1 should serve traditional food from the country.
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1. El Portal del Angel
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2. margarita pizzeria
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3. IHOP
What places will you visit? Give details from each of the categories below.
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Museum:Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena
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Concert:none near here
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Cultural event/ celebration:mass
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Historical site 1:El Mirador was a major Mayan city
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Historical site 2:Parque Central is the heart of Quetzaltenango,
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Total price (with taxes and fees) of a flight to your country $__included in the
price of hotel______
Fees for checked baggage? Explain __________included in price of
hotel__________________
City Airport flight departs from: _____SanAntonio,TX_______ time of departure
_12:57__PM
Change planes? ___Change in mexico city______ Layover duration
_____20h50m_______ hours
Change planes? _______________________ Layover duration
______________________ hours
Arrival time at final destination ____2:04______PM Total travel time: ___25h
7m___ hours

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Outreach/ community involvement:Flores is a located on Lake Petén Itzá
outdoor/ adventure activity:Guatemalan Adventure Tours & Tour Operator
Internet cafe- place to report your discoveries online:Carambolo Cafe
Internet