[EEUSG] Guatemala Incorporated
Guatemala City International Airport was one of the largest I had ever visited. The spaces between the gates were filled with all manner of store, selling everything from designer handbags to the finest caviar. The captain on my Guatemala Airlines flight helpfully informed all of the passengers that an entire hotel was on the airport premises for any passengers staying for an overnight layover. He also recommended the Olympic-sized swimming pool and the casino. It seemed like the Guatemala was the world's marketplace. The airport reminded me of the ritzier parts of the Nutshell.
But I would not be enjoying any of the airport's luxuries. I certainly didn't have the money, but I also didn't have the time. My contact informed me that she was waiting at the exit of Terminal E as soon as my plane landed. Terminal E was even more luxurious than the gates. Electronic billboards proudly advertised entire islands for sale; an enterprising man could purchase all of Roatan in neighboring Honduras