A View From Tikal

Guatemala

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A View From Tikal

Making the long journey up to Guatemala’s northeastern region is a prerequisite for most anyone visiting this country. It is in these densely forested hills that the ruins of Tikal spread out amongst the shadows of ancient trees. Still partially buried, and spanning over 200 square miles, Tikal draws fascination not only from the city [...]

Memoirs from a Collectivo

Guatemala, USA

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Memoirs from a Collectivo

Our time is wrapping up, and I find myself writing less– trying to take everything in, racing to the final places I feel I have to see. I start posts, and never finish them– find them a week later and then never upload them. This is one of those posts… I’m savoring things I wouldn’t [...]

Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Belize, Guatemala, Mexico

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Bit by the dumb traveler bug

Because it has become a tradition for us in Central America, Dave and I crossed the Belize/Mexico border after dark, on foot, and without having exchanged currency. How this keeps happening, I don’t understand, but at least it makes for a good story… Guatemala to Mexico. It seemed like an easy enough trip until we [...]

On the road in Central America

Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala

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On the road in Central America

Contrary to our assumptions that Central America would be easy and convenient to travel, we’re finding that this region is riddled with challenging landscape and long overland delays. Our running joke has been that we ask at the bus station how long the next leg will take, then add two (or maybe 7) hours to [...]

Slowing down in Flores

Up into Guatemala’s northern region. A part of the country known for its rustic nature, heavily traveled ruins, and its reputation (at least in the rural parts) for being a bit more wild than the rest of the country. Our two nights on the lake island of Flores were a good beginning, but we plan [...]

Finca paraiso

Our time traveling has sent us to many unexpected places, but until today, never have we traveled far out of our way to complete a single hike. However, we have learned that Guatemala’s intricate landscape has so many treasures hidden within it. Traveling for a day to see a single spectacle is a task quite [...]

Breakfast in Antigua

Antigua is an artsy town. It feels cultured and intellectual, as if each piece of cobblestone was lain down based with an artist’s eye. It is the type of place that begs for long, thoughtful meals– staring out at the surrounding volcanos and the tips of church steeples in the background. Morning sun spreads a [...]

Antigua- bring a jacket.

Guatemala

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Antigua- bring a jacket.

Bumpy roadways and the cold crisp air indicative of a drastic change in altitude welcomed us to to Antigua. Arguably the most popular city amongst tourists in Guatemala, the trip from El Salvador’s beaches took only 6 hours. The change in environment is so noteworthy, it feels like we must have been on the road [...]