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Wednesday 15th February 2017. Antigua, Guatemala.

We did manage to arrive in Flores eventually, or more specifically the highly recommended Los Amigos hostel on Flores Island. Our journey after entering Guatemala was lengthened by a fatal accident on one of the thin mountain roads (please wear more motorcycle helmets, people of Central America), the aftermath of which was not going to be passable for a number of hours, so our intrepid driver elected to find and – somehow – negotiate a fairly precarious detour. 1,062 more words

Central America

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey means “where the river hides under the earth” in a Mayan dialect. Here is the somewhat less mystic explanation of what it is: It is a natural limestone bridge covering the Cahabón river. 831 more words


Backpacking in Guatemala

I finished college at UC Davis, and took off as fast as I could.  I backpacked for a year, and then landed a job on the Galapagos Islands teaching little humans, and during my time off got to explore much of the islands and the mainland.   263 more words


Lanquin - Caving, Hiking, and Tubing

After 9 hours of Guatemalan mountain roads, I arrived in the little jungle/mountain town of Lanquin. I’m staying at a lodge right on the river fully equipped with hammocks, good food, and plenty of beer! 380 more words


...Lanquín, Guatemala

Lanquín is a small town situated at the end of a long, bumpy road on the edge of the Central Highlands in Guatemala. It was another full day of travel on a shuttle bus to get there from Flores, and we both felt drained (not to mention starving) when we stepped down off the bus into the narrow street in the town centre. 985 more words

Central America

Can bears live in Antigua, Guatemala?

James-Robin couldn’t believe that he was reaching his halfway point while in Guatemala. He started his Guatemalan adventure in Antigua and was automatically struck by the cool evenings due to the higher altitude, a pleasant contrast from Nicaragua. 414 more words


Guatemala: Flores, Tikal & Semuc Champey

From Belize City it was onto a shady tourist bus, a few hours across the BLZ/GUA border and back into Español speaking territory. We could only hope that Guatemala was ready for our Dr. 1,790 more words