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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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Guatemala 1 – Central Guatemala

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  GUATEMALA Capital – Guatemala City                    Currency – Q (Quetzals) & US dollars              Language – Spanish and Maya   21st February - The border with Guatemala at El Florido, is just half an hour away from Copan in Honduras.  It…

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…

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…