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Stats Guatemala

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    Days in country: 29 Money spent: $2734.65 (daily average $94.30) Distance driven: 2021km/1256milesLongest drive: 403km/250milesAverage distance per day: 70km/43.5milesBooks read: H=1 D=1New Beers tried: 14Distance hiked/ran: 66.4km/milesElevation gained: 20383ft/6213metres# of times…
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You Shook Me All Night Long

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HeatherWe rolled into the Antigua tourist police compound with our brakes steaming a little, our first task was to chat to the policeman and find a mechanic.  While our rotors were being turned and front brake pads sourced, we…
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Tikal My Fancy

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Dan There is not too much to say about Tikal, it is stunning, the jungle, the ruins, the monkeys, it rightly deserves its place as a must see destination. The drive there was long but we had great company in…
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Too Cool for School, or Maybe Just Too Old

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Heather It was finally time for me to learn some Spanish (or so I was told) so we headed to San Pedro on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan.  The drive down to San Pedro consisted of hair-raising switch…
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Take a Guide or You Might Die

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Dan After having limited success independently hiking in Mexico, we were apprehensive about the opportunities that awaited us in Guatemala. We lined up three potential hikes for the first week, two out of the three recommended guides, both because of…
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One last hurrah in Guatemala…and then one more

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Guatemala was a beautiful country to visit. Not only that but we made so many friends overland traveling. It is very nice to be able to travel around, get lost and be completely alone in a foreign land, but when…
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Rio Dulce

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In the morning we drove north and crossed yet another border.  Again, we were teased with what looked by a small and simple border crossing but instead found ourselves in line behind what turned out to be passengers from dozens…
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Lake Atitlan & Beyond!

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Our plan is to spend one week on Lake Atitlan studying Spanish for several reasons. One being how cheap it is here in Guatemala, two is that Lake Atitlan is known for its beauty, and three that we would be…
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Guatemala

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Guatemala is the first of many countries that we worry about our nationality and any hard feelings that are more than deserved. The country was in a civil war from 1960-1996 that was highly funded by the US government. The…
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Guatemala et Salvador

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Après le Mexique et le Belize, place à l’Amérique centrale profonde à travers le Guatemala et le Salvador ! Notre voyage commence au Nord Est du Guatemala, après une entrée dans le pays très agréable, avec pour la première fois…
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Glorious Guatemala

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Our arrival in Guatemala was a mixture of all things Central American. We had a long, chaotic border crossing as our introduction. A half ass attempt at bribery by the customs lady delayed our entry by an hour or so.…
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On the Road in Guatemala

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Chicken Buses (colorfully decorated and modified North American school buses) rule the road. If you’re in their way, they will pass you at any turn or use the horn until you move over. If you want to get a ride,…
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Guatemala 2.0: The Extended Stay

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Me and Maya love to wrestle on the bed!Hey Adventurers! I sure hope you enjoyed our ‘year on the road’ posts as much as My Family and I loved putting them together. It’s been quite the journey so far,…
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Guatemala to El Salvador – Valle Nuevo / Chinamas border crossing

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Oct 13, 2014 | El Salvador, Guatemala, Information | 0 commentsWe decided to cross from Guatemala into El Salvador at the Valle Nuevo/ Chinamas border at it was the closest entry to the Ruta de Flores, and also much…
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Guatemala 3 – The Highlands -Lake Atitlan and Chichicastenango

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3rd March – We are heading  for Guatemala’s highland area that stretches from Antigua to the border with Mexico.   We pass through Solola, making our destination the very beautiful Lago Atitlan, a fresh water lake formed by a massive volcanic…
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INTO THE GREEN HEART OF GUATEMALA

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Lago de Atitlan Of Lago de Atitlan Aldous Huxley once wrote: “Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlan is Como with the additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too…

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