Posted February 17th, 2011, 02:22 PM
Last edited by elcuchio24; February 17th, 2011 at 02:22 PM
We watched a TV program last night about a woman from the UK who worked in Guatemala City as a paramedic for 2 weeks and it was unbeliveably crime-ridden. It has put my husband off from stepping off the ship when we reach Guatemala so I can certainly understand police escorts for tour groups. However there are other countries where as a tourist you are provided with armed guards such as Egypt.Please don't judge the whole country because of one city. That's like saying you will never set foot in Mexico because Mexico City is a blyte on the Americas. Guatemala City is a hole, to be sure, I have been there many times and it is not a great city. The current murder rate is aroud 6k a year. But many parts of the country are beautiful with some of the nicest people and places you'll ever find, so give it a chance.