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Photo impression Guatemala

As part of our 4 week trip through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala we spent 2 weeks in the latter, and in my personal opinion I liked it the best out of the three (which is saying something, as both Mexico and Belize are amazing too!) 26 more words


Summer in Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey, Cahabon River, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala (2015)


Travel guide part 3: Guatemala


After five days in paradise (we were meant to stay for three days in Caye Caulker but couldn’t prise ourselves away), we went to Flores in Northern Guatemala, an hour and half shuttle bus journey from the ancient Mayan city, Tikal. 947 more words


Semuc Champey - hard to get to, but worth the effort

semuc champey from the top

semuc champey from the top

this dog was showing up everywhere, even at viewpoints

natural waterslides at the pools

mr. frog… 963 more words


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


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