- Jan. 16 -SANTO TOMÁS DE CASTILLA, GUATEMALA
Welcome to Guatemala, where Mayan direct descendants still live. It is the center of the geographical region where that civilization flourished. Today, that 50% of the Posted by Swenigale in Serenity 8 | Jan 16, 2017
- Views of Central America
Going through the photos from Central America I realised that I learnt a lot while travelling through this st Posted by chellebelle in Nil Responsibilities 'Til 30 | Jan 1, 2017
- Guate GuateOur second two weeks in Guatemala were just as jam packed as the first two! We have fallen in love with this beautiful, friendly, lush, natural, welcoming country... Just in time to be leaving!
Things with volunteering absolutely ended on Posted by elliehirch in Travel, She Wrote | Dec 23, 2016
- Guat's Up?Soooooo... It has taken me a long time to start my blogging for the Guatemala segment of my adventure. As it has been a couple weeks of serious ups and downs, I have had a hard time knowing where to Posted by elliehirch in Travel, She Wrote | Dec 12, 2016
- Lake Atitlan, Majestically MayanWhen planning our trip out to “the lake” as everyone here calls it, and despite advice that we should stay in the most populated town of Panajachel, we decided to get off the beaten path and chose the town I Posted by JEK in Travelling with a teen.. | Dec 2, 2016
- Antigua, City of VolcanoesWe had an early start from Rio Dulce and Captain guy was there to see us off along with Anna and Josca, who are headed in the same direction on their way to Nicaragua. It was one of the Posted by JEK in Travelling with a teen.. | Nov 29, 2016
- Rio Dulce, meaning sweet riverI am a little behind in our travel updates so this is my attempt to catch you up and keep Momma happy. Emily has had super feedback on her blog entry and I am trying to convince her that Posted by JEK in Travelling with a teen.. | Nov 25, 2016
- Semuc Champey, a hidden gemEmily did a great job of describing our time in Flores and I don’t really have much to add other that we too enjoyed our time there and despite the sad state of the zoo (that will be my last) Posted by JEK in Travelling with a teen.. | Nov 21, 2016
- Flores, GuatemalaWe have been in Flores, Guatemala for 3 days and I have had a great experience here. There is a lot of motorcycles and people walking the streets, we happened to come on the day of one of the Posted by JEK in Travelling with a teen.. | Nov 14, 2016
- Long bus rides, Northern Guatemala and into BelizeWe made it back to Antigua reasonably pain free - the shuttle driver took some crazy back road route to avoid the humongous traffic jam as we approached Antigua/Guatemala City. We then struggled our way around town to find somewhere Posted by VGH on tour in South America | Jul 31, 2016
- Guatemalan sunrisesThe shuttle from Copan Ruinas, Honduras, to Antigua Guatemala was pretty painful - traffic, bus crashes (not ours obviously) and endless roadwork made what should have been a 6 hour journey into an 8.5 hour marathon.
Eventually we arrived in Antigua, Posted by VGH on tour in South America | Jul 24, 2016
About an hour outside of Guatemala City (no reason to stay there) is Antigua, the country's nexus. The city is beautiful with cute parks, cobblestone roads Posted by scampyyy in south america | Aug 13, 2015
- Uncovering Antigua - Part TwoVolcan Pacaya: Outside of the city of Antigua is a collection of volcanos, Pacaya being the smallest of the group. Still an active volcano, you can take a tour to hike the volcano at either morning or sunset. Definitely something Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Apr 18, 2016
- Uncovering Antigua - Part OneContrary to my last post, Antigua is much more than just a party town.
The Markets: The markets here are beyond incredible, stall after stall take up a fair chunk of land, spanning maybe a two or three blocks worth, Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Apr 14, 2016
- The Lake, Antigua and the Silly SeasonAfter a long cold night in the bus with a 10pm departure, four with food poisoning, one drunk, two passports left behind and windows down to avoid foggy windows; it was a struggle to get to Lago de Atitlan but Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Apr 11, 2016
- Semuc Champey - Natures BestWith hangovers that rivalled being hit by a small car, we decided it was a perfect time to take a tour to the main attraction of Lanquin; Semuc Champey, a series of natural terrace pools, waterfalls, caves and lookout. Polish Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Apr 10, 2016
- Guatemala Guatemala
Sunday 3rd April - Tikal
Today we said goodbye to Belize, leaving the hotel early we drove for about 1/2 hr to
the border check point and painlessly (apart from the $20 dollar exit fee!) crossed into Guatemala, country No.3
Once over Posted by Andy-Irene in Central America - March-April 2016 | Apr 3, 2016
- The Magic BusWith the group wanting to move on from Flores, we booked our bus to Lanquin, and more importantly our spots in the Zephyr Lodge, a must do by travellers in Guatemala. Loading onto the fully packed 24 person oversized mini Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Mar 25, 2016
- Flores, GuatemalaThe little island of Flores is most popular to tourists because of Tikal, the nearby Mayan City ruin sight. However, if you want to hear about this its best to ask someone else because this time around I did not Posted by TakeOnTheWorld in Central American Adventures | Mar 24, 2016
- Catching up1.22.2016
It's been a wonderful month traveling with our friends Connie and Keith around the country - literally AROUND the country, counter-clockwise. We really have Bradley and his fabulous driving to thank for the treck! Unbelievable driving on some Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Jan 22, 2016
- Free Camping in Antigua - NOT really "Camping" anymore!The old Policia de Turismo facility located near the bus terminal used to be a nice place to spend a few days and see the tourist sites in Antigua. Now its ok to stop for a day, but all Posted by rvcampertravele in Camping - camping in Guatemala | Jan 10, 2016
- Cobán & Semuc ChampeyCobán is a big city and you can find most things here, except for busloads of tourists, which I consider a plus. All the streets seem to have a beautiful backdrop with the mountains surrounding the place, the locals are Posted by Jekkers in Jennie's Travel Blog | Jan 2, 2016
- Guatemala: Flores, Tikal, El Mirador & Departure
==Flores & Tikal==
Tikal was at the top of my list for things to see in Central America.
The scenic island town of Posted by SkinnyFists in Tales from the Transit Lounge | Dec 29, 2015
- Flores & TikalIt took 11 hours, 2 border crossings and a flat tire to go from Chetumal, Mexico, to Flores in Guatemala. I travelled with a company called Marlin Espada, which worked really well. The border crossings were the easiest I've ever Posted by Jekkers in Jennie's Travel Blog | Dec 25, 2015
- Guatemala: Antigua & Climbing Volcano Arcatenango==Arcatenango==
Climbing Arcatenango is a must do for intrepid trekkers!
It's a full day/next morning climb to the top.
To the most amazing views, I've ever witnessed.
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