- Last week in Guatemala I had finally had enough sleeping in buses and was thankfully awake for the beautiful drive through the jungle to reach Lanquin. Being stuck sitting in the middle and the extremely slow ride didn't make for good sleeping conditions anyways, Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Feb 13, 2017
- Guatemala week 3Monday morning started off with another bright and early workout, then back to the Spanish school grind! The verb memorizing was in full swing by this point! After our routine lunch at home, we rushed off (always late in Antigua Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Feb 13, 2017
- Guatemala week 2Getting up to start week two of exercising was only slightly difficult!! After a good workout and good breakfast, our week didn't exactly get off to a rip roaring start. We had no trouble figuring out the bus towards Santa Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Feb 13, 2017
- Guatemala week 1First morning in Antigua Mom and I did NOT set an alarm! Needed that sleep after the longest previous day!! We still only slept til about 9am anyways. We weren't in a big rush to leave in the morning because Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Feb 12, 2017
- Fly day and arriving in Guatemala! Woke up at Milhouse, got ready, got my bag and got my taxi to the airport. I was much earlier than expected, the taxi ride was shorter than the front desk told me. So I had time to walk around, Posted by elliehirch in 8 Month Adventure | Feb 12, 2017
- DAY 41 - 45 ANTIGUALeft at 9am Boat from FINCA to Rio Dulce - 45 minutes
Coach from Rio Dulce to Guatemala City - 6 hours (coach driver not the safest, texting and using mobile phone whilst taking corner) seat belts fastened at all times. Posted by Markandmel2016 in Central America | Feb 11, 2017
- DAY 38 - 40 FINCA TATIN - RIO DULCEThe next 3 nights we spent at FINCA TATIN situated on the bank of the RIVER DULCE set literally in the jungle.
It only took us 2 hours in a coach to Rio Dulce where we stopped on a busy main Posted by Markandmel2016 in Central America | Feb 11, 2017
- DAY 35-37 FINCA IXOBELArrived at the farm lodge around lunchtime after a harrowing collectivo ride with a driver with a heavy right foot and a mobile he could not put down. I think he wrote health and safety legislation or maybe a candidate Posted by Markandmel2016 in Central America | Feb 3, 2017
- DAY 34 - FLORES (TIKAL)
Today we booked a collectivo to TIKAL which took about an hour or so. Things that annoyed me on the way: annoying lady forgetting her ticket then sat behind me frantically chewing gum with her mouth wide open, oh my Posted by Markandmel2016 in Central America | Feb 3, 2017
- DAY 33 - FLORESIn the morning we caught a taxi for 5 US Dollars where we made our way through the customs/border control. Unfortunately we only had few Belizean and US dollars but just managed to pay the taxes and get a few Posted by Markandmel2016 in Central America | Feb 3, 2017
- 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