- Lakeside lounging
Last weekend was spent at Lago Atitlan, a beautiful volcanic lake situated in the highlands of Guatemala. I had heard a lot about the lake before going: aquamarine waters surrounded by the pea Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Mar 24, 2015
- Arts, crafts, chocolate and cookingLocal artesans...
TRAMA textiles is a weaving collective whose headquarters I visited in Xela. They help women in small indigenous rural communities by buying and selling their produce. Weaving traditional Mayan fabric and garments is an ancient Mayan ar Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Mar 23, 2015
- Fat CampWe have spent the last two weeks on the set, filming the Guatemalan spinoff of the Disney movie (and Louis Sachar novel) Holes. This interpretation has just as much imprisonment, suffering, and unfair treatment as the original. The work too, Posted by paigejohn in Á ràng buộc | Mar 19, 2015
- Dual-citizenship & US VisaHi. Have a question.
A friend here in Guatemala is getting dual-citizenship (Nicaragua-Guatemala). He has his U.S. Visa in his Nicaraguan passport. Now he needs to be able to use the Visa with his Guatemalan passport.
What's the process? Anyone know?
Posted by tusiervo in Dual-citizenship & US Visa | Mar 11, 2015
- First few days in Xela
A very eventful introduction to Guatemala! Up at the crack of dawn to catch a flight down to guate City. Managed to get myself from the airport into the city centre but the first bus compan Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Mar 5, 2015
- Back to school back to schoolAfter spending 4 days splashing in the warm ocean waves we decided to began to be a bit more productive. We took a week of intensive Spanish lessons daily however, it would be very foolish to allow class to cut Posted by paigejohn in Á ràng buộc | Feb 20, 2015
- El Corazón de PitahayaWhen we started planning our trip two years ago we wanted to find a charity to help in Central America. The Fergus-Elora Rotary Club, which my dad is in, started to support a charity that we really liked too, so Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Feb 8, 2015
- ...THIS is why we travel!The few days that followed our visit to Tikal were rough. Ironically, as we travelled higher into the rainy Guatemalan Highlands things started to go downhill. Despite rockslide remnants that sprung up behind switchback corners, our easily distracted kami Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Feb 7, 2015
- RetirementWe decided to spend our last few days at the lake back where we started, on the property of an old Mayan man named Don Pedro, a.k.a. Donny P. The language barrier was somewhat serious because, just like us, Spanish Posted by paigejohn in Á ràng buộc | Feb 7, 2015
- I ❤️ (The Mayan) New YorkWe have met several types of travellers so far. They range from users of 5 star hotels doing excursions with all the bells and whistles, to those on the cheapest budget, some needing to work along the way to Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Feb 6, 2015
- Tikal - Maya ruins28th January - Someone got shot dead!
Leaving Seymuc Champney at 5am towards my next stop, the small island of Flores from which you visit the Maya ruins of Tikal. About 45 mns before Flores, you have to cross a Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Feb 3, 2015
- Pressure DropWe came to Guatemala with no concrete plans in mind, except for a hospital visit in Central America's largest city. After some spanglish was exchanged at knife point (the doctor's knife), we set out for a lake formed some 80 Posted by paigejohn in Á ràng buộc | Jan 30, 2015
- Lake Atitlan & Seymuc ChampneyAfter almost a week in Antigua, we leave the city for the relaxed, very chilled atmosphere of Lake Atitlan which is just as well as the journey in the crammed shutte was horrendous.
A very beautiful lake surrounded by 4 Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Jan 29, 2015
- Antigua, Guatemala - helping at school Leaving the beaches of Nicaragua we spent 3 days testing out the beaches of El Salvador at El Tunco. Same warm sea, same hot temperature, same lovely sunsets, black sand rather than white sand but vibes not as nice as Posted by Lifeis4living in 6 months in South and Central America | Jan 22, 2015
- San Marcos and San PedroWe got up early and caught a Tuk Tuk (small cycle/car used exclusively as taxis in many Guatemalan cities) to the dock in Pana. It was a fun ride in the cool, early morning air. Drivers in Guatemala go as Posted by maxandnpr in Guatemala 2015 | Jan 9, 2015
- On to AtitlanAfter the Acatenango hike, we took naps and waited for Maeve to arrive from Panjachel. She did, around 2:30 just as promised. As the sun set, again we played Yatzee! and had drinks on our terraza. Then we set out Posted by maxandnpr in Guatemala 2015 | Jan 9, 2015
- Mi Gato Bebe Leche Pero No Come ArrozApologies for the long delay between posts - I hope this didn't spoil everyone's festivities. Last time we spoke I described San Pedro as one of my favourite places of the trip. Looking back, that may have been overstating it Posted by LordGibil in The Littlest Hobo | Jan 7, 2015
- Day Two and Three-ishHmmm… we haven’t been very good about keeping up as we go so I’ll do my best to do accurately recap.
After arriving in Antigua, we opted to hike Acatenango for our second day. We’d gone for a run Posted by maxandnpr in Guatemala 2015 | Jan 5, 2015
- Wait, am I still in Guatemala?Livingston is like no other place that I have visited in Guatemala. It is a bit of a mission to get to, but if you are feeling adventurous and don't mind getting down to the nitty gritty, it's well worth Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Jan 5, 2015
- Now that´s one sweet river...We didn't arrive at Rio Dulce until the early evening after the sun had already set, but even in the darkness, you could tell that this was a very sweet spot in Guatemala. The city of Rio Dulce is nothing Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Jan 5, 2015
- Time for TikalSurprise, surprise, this new adventure kicks off with yet another ridiculously long bus ride! Always trying to see the positives in life, I was counting my lucky stars that it wasn't another 5am start, the bus was not full and Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Jan 5, 2015
- It's Good to Get Away - Guate and Arriving in AntiguaThey like fireworks here.
I guess that's what you get when you decide to travel over New Year's Eve. All three of us left from Boston on Wednesday, December 31. Calley and Nick and just picked up two spankin' Posted by maxandnpr in Guatemala 2015 | Jan 1, 2015
- There's A Rat In My Bedroom, What Am I Gonna Do?The next place on my To Do list, and the first in Guatemala, was Rio Dulce, which was two boat trips away from Punta Gorda via Livingston.
I made a new friend in Livingston, whether I liked it or not, as Posted by LordGibil in The Littlest Hobo | Dec 24, 2014
- Semuc Champey Even though Rachael and I´s journey to Semuc Champey didn't get off to the best start, and when I say it didn't get off to the best start, it certainly doesn't mean anything other than it was a very early Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Dec 18, 2014
- Back to schoolAs most of you are well aware, there is definitely quite a significant lag in time from when I live my post, to when I get around to editing it, adding the photos, and finally posting it! Quick ironically though, Posted by melpage in Not all those who wander are lost... | Dec 16, 2014