Guatemala

Highlights of Guatemala

Highlights of Guatemala

The typical starting point for a tour of Guatemala is Antigua, its old capital. That was my first stop too. I loved visiting the numerous churches, plazas, walking along the cobbled streets, admiring the colonial buildings and beautiful gardens, and enjoying a lively nightlife. Antigua is also a great starting point to hike an active […]

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Trips from Hell, aka bus rides in Central America

Trips from Hell, aka bus rides in Central America

Bus rides in Central America can be challenging. There is no end to how uncomfortable they can be. Although I must admit they can also be a lot of fun, as one gets to meet other backpackers, share tips and stories. Getting to Copan Ruinas, Honduras, from Flores, Guatemala, was a really long trip that tested my spirit for adventure, […]

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How To Visit Tikal, Guatemala, On A Budget

How To Visit Tikal, Guatemala, On A Budget

In search of the Maya at Tikal ruins and Yaxha I tried to travel to Guatemala on a budget, but I would never dare miss one of the most impressive Mayan archeological sites. Guatemala tourism is often associated with Tikal ruins, making this one of the places to visit in Guatemala. Flores, in Peten Guatemala, is the easiest access point to […]

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Why You Should Visit Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Why You Should Visit Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Travel to Lanquin Guatemala When they travel to Guatemala, backpackers go to Lanquin to explore the wonderful Semuc Champey caves around 9 km out of town and to visit its natural rock pools. Any Semuc Champey hostel can organise guided tours of the caves and of the area. For as adventurous as a Semuc Champey tour can be (picture walking in a cave, immersed […]

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