Central America! Guatemala City was my first stop on a 3 week tour of the region. I spent a night and day in the crime-ridden city.
It is a beautiful but dangerous city. 55 murders per week, and only 5 get caught. Fortunately I had no problems.
Lots of security/police throughout the city.
My hotel had jail bars near the entrance for buzzing in.
Many storefronts had bars protecting. Some store had armed guards.
Yes, a Taco Bell in Central America. There were many of them!
Next stop: Antigua!
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