- Rio DulceAnother early rise had us packed and ready to take a bus to Rio Dulce which is by the only Caribbean beach that Guatemala has. We decided we would skip the beach but head to the river that looked as Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 22, 2015
- Volcano PacayaWe woke up super early - which was about to become the theme for the rest of our time together in Guatemala, regardless of the time we went to bed – and got ready to meet the shuttle that would Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 22, 2015
- let the Guatemalan adventures beginAs I write this latest blog entry, the tears glide down my cheeks because my best friend has just left my side after three wonderful weeks together. But before I can write about today, I need to go back to Posted by chasingsummer in Chasing Forever Summer | Jun 22, 2015
- ChichicastenangoThis highland mountain town in the Quiche region of Guatemala is a local trade epicentre. Campesinos flock from far and wide to its twice weekly markets which are held on an epic scale in the town's central plaza.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.c Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Jun 6, 2015
- San Andrés XeculOne lazy Xela Saturday morning I took a bus out to this hilltop pueblo to visit its famous church. "La Iglesia Amarilla" as it's known is a Catholic Church dating back to the 17th century.
So why make such a trek Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Jun 6, 2015
- Fuentes GeorginasA most unexpected local gem, these natural hot springs in the mountains outside Xela are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I headed up one day after a busy morning in the clinic and it was the perfect way Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Jun 6, 2015
- Mayan medicine and beliefs
I was intrigued when I started working in the Primeros Pasos clinic that the Guatemalan doctors would often recommend a herbal remedy (for example a particular type of tea to drink or soap to Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | May 23, 2015
- Day to day at the Primeros Pasos clinic
A wee snippet on Primeros Pasos and what I've been up to in that regard is long overdue.
I'll start by describing a typical day at the clinic. We take the bus from the centre of Xela to Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Jun 6, 2015
- Lazy day and meeting new travel buddies in Antigua GuatemalaI really must dig out my ear plugs, I'd set my alarm for 7.30 but needn't have bothered because I had an early morning call - the birds started squawking at 5.30 and then the church bells started ringing so Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Apr 28, 2015
- Exploring Antigua GuatemalaI woke up this morning after another rubbish sleep to find the dead girl already awake, alive she was called Lisa from Germany. As we talked I realised that she wasn't on the same trip as me and she was Posted by cazbatt in Caz's adventures | Apr 28, 2015
- Wandering Around And Seeing StuffOur three weeks in Antigua have been very busy compared to most of the other stays on our trip. Here are some of the highlights:
Ailsa and Daddy went on a street food tour. The rest of us skipped it in Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Apr 18, 2015
- Semuc champey
I took advantage of the long Easter weekend to head north to an interesting natural attraction called Semuc Champey. This place is really popular with tourists and locals alike. Tons of pe Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Apr 14, 2015
- Antigua: Guatemala's ancient capital
Another chicken bus ride took us from Xela to Antigua for a weekend of procesiones, desfiles, afumbras and more religious fervour!
Following a delicious lunch of spicy chicken and banana Posted by Susanha in Adventures in Guatemala | Apr 14, 2015
- Photos at Camping "Automariscos"
The camp is closed to public on Mondays and Tuesday, however campers can enter and stay all week... Posted by rvcampertravele in Camping - camping in Guatemala | Apr 13, 2015
- Hot Springs-Camping-Natural Park Amatitlan, Guatemala This is the TripAdvisor review:
“Natural Hot Springs, Camping for RV and Tents - best in the Americas”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
From Alaska to Argentina, driving the Pan AMerica Highway in a RV, we have never encountered Posted by rvcampertravele in Camping - camping in Guatemala | Apr 13, 2015
- Semana SantaWelcome to Antigua! We arrived during the week before Easter, known as Semana Santa in this part of the world. These are the largest Easter celebrations outside of Rome and the largest religious celebrations in the Americas. We were told Posted by Salsa Sojourns in Salsa Sojourns | Apr 5, 2015
- 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