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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- Guatemala: Adventures and Spanish Study in Quetzaltenango
==Time to learn Spanish==
Whilst in roaming Mexico and Cuba, it became very apparent that my dozen after-work Spanish classes held me in no stead to travel properly, or engage people in La Posted by SkinnyFists in Tales from the Transit Lounge | Dec 21, 2015
My 43rd birthday celebration at Hospitalito in Lago Santiago de Atitlan
Arts from around Guatemala
Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Dec 7, 2015
- Yoga Teacher TrainingBradley here. I’m back from what Jennie affectionately (I think?) refers to as Yoga Camp. She grew up spending summers at a wonderful all-girls camp (Camp Juliette Low) in the north Georgia mountains – singing, playing, learning and Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Dec 7, 2015
- Antigua Day 3Being the Day of the Dead, we decided to make our way to Sumpango to watch their famous Giant Kite Festival. We took a shuttle with a german couple, three young norweigans, a Belgian and his Mexican girlfriend. Posted by Kinder in Guatemala Princess Diaries | Oct 31, 2015
- Antigua Day 1We left El Progresso at 7:30 with Wayo at the wheel of the school bus. Geoff drove into Guatemala City with Zack and Amelia. We met up with them at the airport where we dropped our STIMMA colleagues Posted by Kinder in Guatemala Princess Diaries | Nov 25, 2015
- Antigua Day 2We woke up at 6:30 and headed downstairs for the free breakfast included with our accommodation. Toast, coffee and fruit. Decided to take advantage of the masseuse in the hotel and booked an hour massage for $125Q. Posted by Kinder in Guatemala Princess Diaries | Nov 25, 2015
- Moving to Lago AtitlanWe moved form Antigua to Santiago Atitlan today – one month in Guatemala.
Here are a couple photos of Antigua. Some ruins, beautiful churches, the pool our neighbor let us swim in, and the active volcano that erupts (mildly) on Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Nov 8, 2015
- Settling in Antigua10/31/2015:
Such an amazing place, Guatemala! It has been absolutely a wild transition from our lives in the States. Just what we hoped for actually. Slowing down.
Recently, I was able to attend CEDEPCA's Sexual Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Nov 4, 2015
- Guatemala hostage situation... call Doctor Ropata!Hostage situation in Guatemala!
......but all in due time (chronological order).
Our first impression of Guatemala was fantastic as we were dropped in the beautiful colonial city of Antigua by our new friends. The first thing we noticed was the bea Posted by nzdora in Team Dora explore Latin America | Oct 25, 2015
- The grass is greener . . .Bradley here.
To live in Portland, OR for 6 years, you need to find many reasons to believe that the quantity and frequency of rain is a good thing. My best example is that all the rain is what makes Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Oct 19, 2015
- Settling in GuatemalaDear friends and family,
We arrived safely in Guatemala City on Sunday, October 4th. A big thanks to Lishiana Shaffer for getting us to PDX (and for buying our car), to Mark Hathaway and Rae Johnson for our warm (and Posted by Jennie-Bradley in Sabbatical 2015/16 | Oct 14, 2015