Why Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Will Suck You In And Keep You There

Why Lake Atitlan, Guatemala Will Suck You In And Keep You There

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Lake Atitlán, Guatemala (ah-teet-lahn) sits in a volcanic caldera known to have been created 1.8 million years ago.  The lake is the deepest in Central America at over 1,100 feet at its deepest point.   All this stuff didn’t really draw us to the lake however.  What did was all the stories from other travelers that […]

A Guatemalan Historical Site You Shouldn't Miss - Antigua, Guatemala

A Guatemalan Historical Site You Shouldn’t Miss – Antigua, Guatemala

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A must see Guatemalan historical site is Antigua, Guatemala.  It’s one the oldest and shining examples of early Spanish colonial city planning in Latin America.  A basic grid plan that dates back to 1543!   Its religious, private and government buildings are some of the best preserved Spanish colonial architecture in Guatemala.  Walking on its cobblestone streets […]

Tikal to Tulum - San Juan Transport And The Hellacious Day of Buses

Tikal to Tulum – San Juan Transport And The Hellacious Day of Buses

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We left Tikal at 7:30am after a wonderful birthday trip to Tikal.  Heading from Tikal, we thought we might spend the night in Chetumal, Mexico and then move on to Tulum in the morning and then spend the rest of our time there, before flying back home from Cancun where we had started.  Leaving Tikal was hard, and we […]

Tikal Sunrise Tour – The Canopy Awakens In The Guatemalan Peten at Temple IV

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Tikal Sunrise Tour – A Birthday to Remember Often traveling around, you get the chance to pow-wow with other travelers and get some ideas of where YOU want to go.  We had heard from some other travelers, that watching the sunrise at Temple IV of Tikal was something special. We knew right then, that this […]

Exploring Tikal - Ruins Of The Ancient Mayan City And Guatemala's Pride And Joy

Exploring Tikal – Ruins Of The Ancient Mayan City And Guatemala’s Pride And Joy

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Tikal National Park is to Guatemala what Angkor Wat is to Cambodia or the Taj Mahal is to India. The Guatemalan people are very proud of the history and culture the Tikal Ruins represent. And rightly so considering it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. We were excited to be able to explore […]

Getting from San Pedro Sula to Tikal - Maya De Oro's Hell On Wheels

Getting from San Pedro Sula to Tikal – Maya De Oro’s Hell On Wheels

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Traveling via bus in Central America is common for travelers and locals alike. Not being familiar with how the transportation system works can be frustrating for foreigners. You are typically sold a ticket for a certain kind of bus and told vaguely how things will work. More often than not things do not go as […]

Mayan Fire Ceremony in Rabinal, Guatemala - A Life Changing Experience

Mayan Fire Ceremony in Rabinal, Guatemala – A Life Changing Experience

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NOTE: This is something I almost didn’t put on the blog. Possibly because it’s intensely personal, and also because it sounds a little fanatical to some. Finding Out About Semuc Champey On our first trip to Central America, Shelly and I were flying down to Guatemala City from Cancun when I spoke with some Guatemalans […]

Why Semuc Champey, Guatemala Might Be The Most Beautiful Place On The Earth

Why Semuc Champey, Guatemala Might Be The Most Beautiful Place On The Earth

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After making our way from Northern Chile, spending some time in Santiago, Vina Del Mar, and Renaca we flew down to the Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas, Chile.  Punta Arenas is one of the furthermost cities in Chile and the hub exploring the Magellan Straits, Magdalena Island, and Tierra Del Fuego.  The first thing we […]

El Retiro in Lanquin, Guatemala- A Peaceful Haven In the Alta Verapaz

El Retiro in Lanquin, Guatemala- A Peaceful Haven In the Alta Verapaz

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We got to El Retiro in Lanquin, Guatemala.  El Retrio, means retirement or the retreat.  It sure appeared this way.  We found it relaxing immediately upon arriving and look forward to some much needed relaxation.  The grounds are beautiful and there was even a little area we could park the rental car on the main […]