Category Archives: Guatemala

Goodbye Guatemala, Hello Honduras

After about 5-6 weeks in Guatemala we decided it was time to move on. Otherwise we are never going to make it to other countries. The choice was to go to either Honduras or El Salvador. John has always wanted … Continue reading

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We had a short but great time in Guatemala City

Because we left Xela quite swiftly, we didn’t have time to book accommodation and we were slightly nervous about arriving in Guatemala City with no planned place  to stay  and no idea where the bus was going to drop us … Continue reading

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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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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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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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There is something about Antigua

We feel very lucky that we have randomly picked this place to stay for a month to have our Spanish lessons. The place is beautiful, 16th century Spanish colonial buildings and cobbled streets surrounded by volcanoes and mountains. It has … Continue reading

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From the very, very hot to a very reasonable 25 degrees

We left Cool M Farm in San Ignacio, Belize early-ish in the morning on Sunday and the border crossing with Guatemala was easy enough. It was quiet and we didn’t experience any problems. A bus-ride of a couple of hours … Continue reading

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