Following our torrid time at Lake Atitlan we headed back to our Guatemalan hub, Antigua. In need of a bit of relaxation we booked into a fantastic Airbnb at the top of town. Unlike the San Pedro Airbnb, this one was superb, spacious and cozy. In Antigua I finished off the last of my Spanish … Continue reading Antigua to Leon By Bus
Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a man and planning isn't really my strong point. When it comes to traveling, I'll do some cursory research and Aoife will come up with a detailed itinerary that I just go along with. However, when I did my cursory research of Guatemala, the one place that excited me more … Continue reading Lake Atitlan
After a hectic week in Antigua of Spanish school and volcano hiking, we decided to head for the beach. Sun, sea and sand seemed like the perfect cure to our travelers fatigue. The problem is, Guatemala isn't famed for its beaches. Look online and you'll be struggling to find any beach resort recommended by travelers. … Continue reading Monterrico Guide
Everybody knows that Central America is famous for volcanoes right? The whole continent in fact is a volcanic arc. Acatenango is perhaps one of the most famous in the whole of Central America. Located around an hour outside of Antigua, this huge stratovolcano stands at a staggering 3,976 metres high. That's over 13 thousand feet … Continue reading Acatenango
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There’s a saying about Antigua. “The only danger with this place, is that you might never leave”, and we very nearly didn’t. It took us the best part of three weeks to leave. After a shuttle bus journey from hell, we arrived in Antigua at 8.30pm, a mere 12 and a half hours after we’d … Continue reading Antigua : Part 1
So, after our night staying in a spider infested cabin in Lanquin, we set out to do what we’d come for. Visit the naturally occurring springs of Semuc Champey, formed by intense tectonic movement millennia ago. At 8am in the morning we set off from our Hostel. As is customary in Lanquin, we got there in the … Continue reading Semuc Champey