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Nombre Parker Allen 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 14,919,999 (year completed) 2015
What form of monetary currency do they use? Quetzal
o Look up the exchange rate. How much of their currency would you get if
you traded in $100? The exchange rate is 1 dollar is equal to 7.48156
Guatemalan quetzals. 100 US dollars in Guatemala is equal to 748.156 Quetzal.
Do they measure distance in miles or kilometers? They use kilometers.
List at least 3 of its largest cities Also list population of each.
o Guatemala City-994,938
o Mixco-473,080
o Villa Nueva-406,830
List 3 major tourist attractions & briefly explain what it is. (could be popular
places or events)
o Tikal is a mayan temple that rest in Guatemala. All that remains are the ruins.
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Lago de Atitlan is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with numerous
activities.
o Chichi market is full of vibrant and extravagant things to purchase.
What time zone is the country located in? Central time zone.
How many hours ahead or behind our time? Ex: if its midnight here, what time is
it there? Midnight.
o Total time difference= Zero ahead and behind. 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 March 4th
o Airline with least expensive flight: Aeromexico
o Total price (with taxes and fees) of a flight to your country $ 412
o Fees for checked baggage? Explain $789 per extra bag
o City Airport flight departs from: 12:57 time of departure PM
o Change planes? No Layover duration 6 hours 24 minutes
o Change planes? No Layover duration 6 hours 24 minutes
o Arrival time at final destination 11:38 PM Total travel time: 10 hours
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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 Barcelo Guatemala city Distance from airport 3km Cost per night
(calculate into US dollars!) $ 88 Circle the statements that apply:
bedroom has
private bathroom air conditioning in room non-smoking room bus to/from
airport
Name of hotel Zona viva area holiday inn guatemala city Distance from airport
10 minutes Cost per night (calculate into US dollars!) $70 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 Theatre International hostel Distance from airport 10 minutes Cost per
night (calculate into US dollars!) $20 # of people per room? 38 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 conclusion: I believe
that the Holiday Inn would be the best to stay at because, it is fairly cheap, you get your own
private room, it is only ten minutes away from the airport, and overall it seems to be a clean and
safe place to stay.
Describe 3 options to travel around while you are visiting the city. How much does
it typically cost?
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1. A bus can cost .37 guatemalan quetzals
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2. The price of a taxi is decided upon by the passenger and driver
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3. Tuk tuk prices are decided by the driver
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. Hacienda Real
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2. Tamarindos
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3. Jakes
What places will you visit? Give details from each of the categories below.
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Museum National museum of Archaeology and Ethnology- There is a courtyard
with a fountain
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Concert DJ Pablo de la Roca-6 Avenida
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Cultural event/ celebration New years is celebrated very vividly in Guatemala
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Historical site 1 Metropolitan Cathedral- An old church
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Historical site 2 Edificio de Correos Central- An old architecture museum
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Outreach/ community involvement reduce the risk of landslides
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outdoor/ adventure activity Pacaya volcano day trip
Internet cafe- place to report your discoveries online (your cell phone will not work)
Spanish cafe
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