What not to do in Guatemala

Several years ago, the author of this text has arrived in Victoria Valikova absolutely dead Guatemalan village. It was a mountain village, where there was nothing - no hot water, no electricity. Including any medical care. Generally no. Victoria was the only doctor and thought that can behave as accustomed. But it turned out that a lot of that is the absolute norm in Russia, Guatemala - not comme il faut.

Wear Pants

Also, shorts, leggings, capris, and all that "not a skirt." Women in Guatemala go to the national costume - a shirt decorated with all sorts of ribbons, ruffles and courts, the segment of material that is wound several times around the hips and fixed belt. The fairer sex in trousers or jeans is in the village revival and ridicule. That is not true, by the way, on the neckline - here you can afford everything, even a naked female breast is perceived as something natural. You can feel free to feed their children in public places, wear the transparent jackets and go without a bra. This is the norm. If you do not want to be "that which is like a man" - wear a skirt, especially because they are really comfortable in a tropical climate.

What not to do in Guatemala

Putting the pack on top of the bus

Those who have been in Latin America, you know - old school buses from the United States, and in common chikenbasy are the main means of transport for locals and tourists. So, at the entrance to his offers "help" and happily curled your luggage on the roof. Since the space inside the bus and the truth a bit, it looks quite logical. But, unfortunately, for the time, while you enjoy the beautiful views of volcanoes, looking out the window, pickpockets managed to climb onto the roof, remove all valuables and jump, disappearing with all of your good. Avoid similar situations pretty easy - just tell her a firm "no" and leave your backpack with you.

What not to do in Guatemala

Throwing openers on tins

Yes, you heard right. All otkryvashechki a must detach itself from the banks and put in a secluded place. The local women make of them beautiful handbags, jackets and purses, using colored threads and ribbons. For many of them the sale of such hendmeyda - the only source of income, so when you approach one of these masters to sell their "work" (as it is suitable, to be sure) - Give her your set otkryvashek. And everyone will be happy.

What not to do in Guatemala

Releasing animals "walk"

In Guatemala, there are "a prison for animals." These are the places where the animals come, should they have done something wrong - for example, chewed grass in a foreign field, tore someone's chicken head or a neighbor's mare inseminated. "Prison" is a zagonchik three by three meters, in which the pet will be placed, and to rescue him from his zhivotinku, you will have to pay a fine.

What not to do in Guatemala

to go barefoot

As infectious diseases and tropikolog, finally, I would suggest to anyone who travels to Guatemala and other countries in tropical and subtropical climates, protect themselves, and always walk in the shoes. Many parasites, such as hookworm, actively implemented through the intact skin of the feet and then deliver a lot of problems to the new owner. So we wear slippers and enjoy life.

What not to do in Guatemala