Category: Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala – The Best Mayan Ruins

tikal the best mayan ruins

If there is one Mayan ruin you should visit in Central America, it should be Tikal (rated as the best Mayan ruins by everybody that we have spoken to.) The Read more…

Lanquin and Semuc Champey – A Detailed Guide

We spent more time in Lanquin than most due to the dreadful weather which forced Semuc Champey’s closure for a few days. Due to all the time we spent here, Read more…

Things to do in Lake Atitlan – A Complete Guide

things to do in lake atitlan

In this moment while writing this, I sit at La Iguana Hostel, starring out at Lake Atitlan with a cold beer in my hand. The balcony I share with other Read more…

Acatenango Volcano Hike – Complete Guide

Sunrise on the Acatenango Volcano hike

Acatenango Volcano Hike – Complete Guide   One of the best experiences on our trip to date would have to be the Acatenango Volcano hike. Many people are deterred from Read more…

Acatenango Volcano Hike – My Story

Acatenango volcano hike

The Acatenango Volcano hike is one of Guatemala’s most famous attractions. It gives people brave enough to tackle the freezing temperatures and difficult terrain the chance to gaze in wonder Read more…

​”You’re not a Mountaineer, Bianca” – How I survived Hiking Acatenango in Guatemala

We arrived at the starting point and I was so nervous thinking “am I going to make it up? Will I die up there? What if I want to turn around?”

Armed Escort to Buy Water – Guatemala City

GUEST POST by Liam O’Neill: Liam O’Neill is a fellow backpacker originally from Australia that we met in Rio De Janeiro on New Years Eve. He has been traveling much longer than us (16 months) and has great stories! Here is his guestpost about the time he needed an armed guard to buy a bottle of water.