Tag: Guatemala

Day 14 Tikal; The stone jewel of Guatemala We are all a bit bleary eyed at the 6am departure this morning, the party kept everyone awake. Today we head to the ruins of Tikal, and we want to beat as many tourists as we can. We’ll be stopping for breakfast on the way. Later today […]

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Day 12; A boat, a tarp and Tapado in Livingston Today the sun is shining and it is pleasantly warm. We have a boat trip planned to a town called Livingston. There we will learn about Garifuna culture and sample a traditional Guatemalan dish called Tapado, made from seafood and coconut milk. Both of which […]

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Day 11; On the way to Rio Dulce 4am hurts even more than 4.30am. More so because that was our actual departure time, my alarm actually went off at 3.20! Today we depart Antigua for another Guatemalan destination, the waterfront Rio Dulce. We are speeding through the countryside in a minivan with a cracked windscreen. […]

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Day 8; A Pacaya Volcano tour There appear to be no discernible road rules on the cobblestone streets of Antigua. Or at least, none obvious to a foreigner such as myself. Right of way appears to be straight, at intersections vehicles seem to take a gap when it comes. The town is busy today. Cars […]

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Day 7: Antigua Our first full day in Antigua brought us the chance to walk the streets in daylight and really see the detail of the town. And what a curious place it is. There are stretches of stone walls, often coloured and broken only by carved wooden doors. The ornate doors conceal expansive interiors […]

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Day 6; Mexico City to Antigua, Guatemala I am so terribly excited to get to Antigua. I picked our hotel specifically because you can see one of the volcanoes erupting from the rooftop terrace! We’ll be there for three nights, before we move to another hotel in Antigua for the start of the tour and […]

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