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 Atitl├ín, 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 […]

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Antigua, Guatemala Architecture and Churches Gallery of Photos

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Antigua, Guatemala Architecture and Churches Antigua doesn’t disappoint!  This town brims with colonial Spanish architecture and churches that show off the baroque style of buildings that are ornate and over the top in beauty.  A series of earthquakes in the 1700s destroyed many of them spurring the Spanish to move the capital, then called Santiago […]

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 […]