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#292745 - 08/11/08 03:39 PM US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala
AdvantageRealty Offline
US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala

Be careful folks. Just a heads up for all you folks (including me) who love visiting Guatemala.
Chris Burkey
Real Estate in Belize blog

#292773 - 08/11/08 08:53 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: AdvantageRealty]
SimonB Offline
Lovely, headed there next month.

#292844 - 08/12/08 11:51 AM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: SimonB]
elbert Offline
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#292885 - 08/12/08 07:45 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: elbert]
klcman Offline
Headed or be-headed, there Mr Backley?
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#292990 - 08/13/08 02:18 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: klcman]
Diane Campbell Offline
Went up there once - could not wait to get out. Bad juju in the air.
You do need to be armed up there - but why bother going.

I don't think this is an occasion for attempts at humour.

Edited by Diane Campbell (08/13/08 02:22 PM)

#292992 - 08/13/08 02:42 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: Diane Campbell]
AdvantageRealty Offline
I hear it is beautiful and listened to several amazing reports. I only hope the situation improves.
Chris Burkey
Real Estate in Belize blog

#293001 - 08/13/08 04:05 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: AdvantageRealty]
Leah-Ann Offline
Last year my aunt and uncle finished a 3 year stint with the Peace Corps in Guatemala. They fell in love with the country and the people and are planning their second return trip. They never had a problem and said they were welcomed by the locals from the outset.
Headlines like this can be found in virtually any American city's newspaper on an almost daily basis. Life doesn't come with any guarantees.
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#293003 - 08/13/08 04:37 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: AdvantageRealty]
ragman Offline
I have done a lot a sailing in the Caribbean and several of my friends have been up the Rio Dulce to Lake Izabal. They all liked it but you have to be very careful especially in remote areas. We where always armed. When you cruise remote and some not so remote areas, it is just the way it is.

They are poor and your sitting on a yacht worth more than they will ever see in a life time. Some times that is a bad combination. Soon there will be a full story, I bet, in either the Blue Water Sailing Mag. or Cruising World.

Edited by ragman (08/13/08 04:41 PM)
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#293485 - 08/16/08 02:35 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: ragman]
hollandboy Offline
2 years ago they kept me at the Guatemala/El Salvador border for 5 hrs...The reason was that I looked like a gringo criminal that was making his way down from Belize to El Salvador...Now I can laugh about it.... =)

#293489 - 08/16/08 03:28 PM Re: US tourist hacked to death in Guatemala [Re: hollandboy]
AdvantageRealty Offline
I was shot once by the Guatemalan Police, long story, while crossing the border. I knew I shouldn't have listed to my friends at the time!
Chris Burkey
Real Estate in Belize blog

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