Monthly Archives: May 2013

A very fleeting visit to Xela (Quetzaltenango)

After a couple of lovely days in Lake Atitlan we decided to move on to Xela. We had heard great things about it and planned to stay for a good few days. However, the weather had other ideas in mind. … Continue reading

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Lake Atitlan

After our month in Antigua, we took the shuttle bus to Panajachel at Lake Atitlan. We had booked an absolutely fabulous hotel, Casa Del Mundo for two nights as a special treat because it was John’s birthday. It did not … Continue reading

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Things we loved about Antigua

We have now spent a month in Antigua and are ready to move on. Antigua was an amazing experience and the things we liked most as a family were: 1. Spanish lessons We had our lessons at Sevilla Antigua and … Continue reading

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Things we didn’t like so much about Antigua

Right, so after all the very, very positive things about Antigua there are a few things that we didn’t like so much. They are relatively minor as we have absolutely loved our time here. 1. The ice cream vendor bells … Continue reading

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Climbing Pacaya Volcano

Over the weekend, John and I took it in turns to climb one of Guatemala’s active volcanoes with a height of 2,500 metres. John took Amy on Saturday and they did not have a great start. After a very bumpy … Continue reading

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Macadamia nuts, Mayan clothing & instruments, coffee and jade

This week we have continued with our Spanish lessons and have been doing homework in the evenings to keep up with all the grammar and vocabulary we need to know. We managed to squeeze in some trips in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Useful things to bring when travelling with kids

It is quite tricky to know what things you should bring when travelling long-term with children and what turns out to be an absolute waste of space. The most useful things that I brought have proven to be: Self inflatable … Continue reading

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Every day life in Antigua

It is amazing how quickly we adjust and settle in a routine here in Antigua. We get up in the morning, go to Spanish lessons, do a trip or some food shopping in the afternoon and the day is over. … Continue reading

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What they don’t tell you about travelling with children

Families that love travelling together will tell you about all the positives of doing this. Learning experience, time together, no domestic drudgery etc. etc. However, where there is positives there are consequently negatives. And not necessarily things that you would … Continue reading

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