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A quick trip to Honduras and a gradual appreciation for health and safety!

I took last week off from learning Spanish partly to take a break but also to put to test all I had learnt over the past 3 and a half weeks. 1,030 more words

#Semuc Champey: Bridge out on road from Antigua and Lake Atitlan, and road in bad condition too.

The bridge over the Rio Cabohon is in such bad shape that vehicles can no longer cross it. Some people have been daring enough to walk across the main bridge to Semuc Champey in northern Guatemala, even though many planks have already fallen into the river. 68 more words

News

Horrible Bus Rides Bring You To Beautiful Places

Anyone who has ever traveled on a serious budget can tell you a tale or two of awful transportation. After leaving Southern Guatemala, I knew that I was in for one hell of a 12 hour ride to Lanquin. 552 more words

Backpacking

Semuc Champey is one of the most wonderful things you'll ever see

After three days of heavy drinking in Livingston, Guatemala, we made the awkward journey to Semuc Champey. By awkward, I mean an hour in a speed boat from Livingston to Rio Dulce, a further five hours on rocky dirt roads in a shuttle bus to Lanquin (with a reckless fool of a driver), and finally, an even bumpier ride in the back of a pickup truck to Semuc Champey. 917 more words

Activities

INTO THE GREEN HEART OF GUATEMALA

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. 1,356 more words

Overlanding

Buy a one-way ticket, learn Spanish, get a tan, fall in love, and never return

For those that had doubts, warned against doing it, or said that I was crazy, well I can safely say it was the best decision ever. 414 more words

Travel

Lanquin

The ride to Lanquin wasn’t too bad given it was supposed to only take 8 hours but ended up taking 10 because we had to stop three times to replenish the brake fluid- very comforting. 660 more words

Guatemala