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Flores to Lanquin, or the one where the views are constantly jawdropping

12th-17th November
I’m sticking these together as we were only a couple of days in each, and it will help with catching up. Guatemala so far has been pretty impressive, I can see why people end up staying here for absolutely ages because there is just so much to do. 1,958 more words


Semuc Champey

No protests on the bridge so we finally left Rio Dulce for Lanquín where our hostel was meant to pick us up. Some drives can be done in a minivan. 701 more words


"Country, small, man and land and liberty carrying hope on morning paths" - Otto Rene Castillo

After several hours on a mini bus filled with fellow travellers, I finally reached the region of Alta Verapaz, next to the Cahabon River, where we were hounded by touts ready to pick us up and take us to the riverside jungle hostel they represented. 1,983 more words


Semuc Champey: Natural Monument

One 4:30am tuk tuk, three buses and twelve hours of travel took us from San Marcos de Laguna to the most beautiful river I have yet to see. 392 more words

Central America

Semuc Champey, the most beautiful place in Guatemala

Semuc Champey is a beautiful natural phenomenon in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala. Try to get your head around this: the picture above shows a 300m natural limestone bridge with clear blue pools on top. 316 more words



This is from my first solo travel trip to Central America. I’d saved up tons of vacation time, so took a ten-day trip to Guatemala with the intention of chilling by Lake Atitlan and taking Spanish classes for a week. 313 more words


Guatemala Part II: Semuc Champey

You cram into a mini van filled with other travelers, everyone has barely enough room for their legs before knees are bursting through the backs of seats. 508 more words