- 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
- 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