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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - Relax and unwind

<<Backtracking to Guatemala, Oct. 2015>>

After an amazing 2 weeks of Spanish immersion in Xela (Quetzaltenango) Guatemala, I made my way to Lake Atitlan.

3 hours from Xela on a bus on a chicken bus* through VERY winding roads up and down the mountains was quite the ride of a life. 708 more words


Crossing borders - Nicaragua to El Salvador via Honduras

We had two options, and one of then didn’t leave on the the day we wanted to travel.  Adding to that, we didn’t want to pay the ridiculous amount of money to travel on a tourist bus when we knew we could do it ourselves.   465 more words


Antigua, Acatenango and Atitlan

Antigua Guatemala is a beautiful colonial town about an hour or so from Guatemala City that was once the capital of the region. We had chosen to get a shuttle here rather than take the risky chicken bus, and so were dropped off in the pretty central square ringed with cobbled streets and pillared colonnades. 3,036 more words


I Nit to see Antigua

Mein Tag in Antigua war absolut ein Ausflug den ich mit Oma hätte machen sollen. Wir hätten Opa mit einem Bier in ein Cafe gesetzt (Bänke am Straßenrand gibt es hier nicht ;) ) und wären auf eine mindestens dreistündige Fototour gegangen. 456 more words


Guatemala: boats, buses and a black door.

At the start of our trip, the concept of not having some accommodation booked at least a day in advance didn’t exist. We always looked something up on one of the various booking websites and got ourselves a one night minimum stay secured. 2,928 more words


Coffee with a Cause, Guatemala & Honduras

As long term tourists we do our best to travel in a considerate way. It seems obvious that being polite, having a go at the local lingo and leaving a place as you find it are basically good ideas. 913 more words


Volcano Boarding our way through Leon

Leon is like a small town with spacious and airy but simple houses. Like Antigua, nothing is more than 2 stories. But unlike Antigua, it is extremely hot and dry. 1,345 more words

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