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Copan Ruinas, Honduras

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The Copan Ruins are near the Guatemala and Honduras border and lie in the fertile, green river valley of the Rio Copan. This Mayan city was the capital city of this kingdom for several hundred years from 500-900 AD. Copan…

Copan Ruinas, Honduras

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The Copan Ruins are near the Guatemala and Honduras border and lie in the fertile, green river valley of the Rio Copan. This Mayan city was the capital city of this kingdom for several hundred years from 500-900 AD. Copan…

Antigua was calling us, we had no choice but to go.

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Antigua, Guatemala! It’s been calling us. The city of eternal spring, in the highlands of Guatemala has been quietly whispering to us. We had no choice but to go. Surrounded by volcanoes, hundreds of cultural things to do and places…

A Week Apart — Pana and PA

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Jen and Quinn left early on Sunday morning to fly back to Philadelphia for Jen’s Aunt’s funeral. That left me with a whole week of bachelorhood. Fortunately my new job kept me busy and out of trouble. On Wednesday the…

Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua was once the capital of Guatemala, and held that honor for more than 200 years. And since the city is nearly 500 years old, the name Antigua (which means ancient) seems fitting. The city was once filled with grandiose…

Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua was once the capital of Guatemala, and held that honor for more than 200 years. And since the city is nearly 500 years old, the name Antigua (which means ancient) seems fitting. The city was once filled with grandiose…

The villages of Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

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Lago Atitlan is the deepest lake in Central America at just over 1100 feet deep and it rests in the Highlands of Guatemala. It doesn’t drain into any rivers, but instead seeps into the fissures around and under the lake…

Spanish school in Guatemala

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After abusing the Spanish language across Mexico and half of Guatemala for the past few months, I decided it was time to get some professional help. And this is just the place to find it. Lago Atitlan is home to…

Antigua- Skyhorse to the rescue!

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Our last stop in Guatemala was the beautiful colonial town and UNESCO Heritage site of Antigua. A city flanked by active volcanoes on all sides that is so beloved by its people that even though it has been flattened multiple…

Life in Panajachel

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We don’t have as much to share now that we’re not traveling and seeing new things every day, but we’re very much enjoying being in one place for a while and having room to spread out. Quinn loves going to…

Guatemala- Hot springs and banditos

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A few hours from Lake Atitlan is Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala surrounded by volcanoes and Guatemala’s farming heartland. We came here for two reasons, to go to the hot springs in the cloud forest and to hike…

Budget: Guatemala

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Rio Dulce, Guatemala

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Rio Dulce is one of the towns I have been hearing about from friends and fellow riders. A few say “you gotta go” if you get to Guatemala. And since there are only two roads south through Guatemala from the…

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

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Rio Dulce is one of the towns I have been hearing about from friends and fellow riders. A few say “you gotta go” if you get to Guatemala. And since there are only two roads south through Guatemala from the…

Flores, Guatemala

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Flores is a tiny island in Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala. It’s about an hour from Tikal and several people have said it’s a cute place to stop. You ride over a causeway from the town of Santa Elena to…

Flores, Guatemala

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Flores is a tiny island in Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala. It’s about an hour from Tikal and several people have said it’s a cute place to stop. You ride over a causeway from the town of Santa Elena to…

Guatemala: Camp Site List

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Tikal Campground Date Visited: 04/08/2014 Location: 17.2252749558699, -89.6113205050022 Campground right at the entrance to Tikal. 50 Q per person. Common area with sink for dishes and washing near the bathrooms. Restaurants near by. No lights in bathroom, bring flashlight at…

Tikal, Guatemala

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Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Mayan World. It’s just over the border from Belize and we ride to Tikal National Park on the same day we cross the border. We plan to camp inside the…

Tikal, Guatemala

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Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites of the Mayan World. It’s just over the border from Belize and we ride to Tikal National Park on the same day we cross the border. We plan to camp inside the…

Lake Atitlán- Spanish school drop out

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It seems there comes a time on all overlanders trips along the PanAm when they settle down to take Spanish lessons if they are not lucky enough to already speak the language. Many people chose Guatemala because they have cheap language…