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Backpacking travel stories and traveling tips for visiting Guatemala.

Chicken Buses

Central America Chicken Buses – Short Clip 1

Culture and art is best represented in Central America by the old American school buses that have customized and painted in glaring colors. The art on these buses is taken seriously and those details are captured well in this short Travel Video from Jason and Aracely of 2Backpackers.com. Enjoy the show!

Volcano

Photo of the Day: Antigua, Guatemala

La Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. – Wikipedia

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Photo of the Day: Semuc Champey

Watch our Travel Video Tour of Semuc Champey. Semuc Champey is a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabòn River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming […]

Guatemala Safety

Is Guatemala Safe?

I was asked if Guatemala is safe by another traveler while hanging out in a hostel in Argentina.  And let’s be honest, Guatemala is much less developed than Argentina, so it’s a legitimate question.  It’s not the first time we have been asked about traveling in Guatemala, although the questions did usually come up when […]

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Photo of the Day: A Night Blue Sky At Lake Atitlan

Watch our HD Adventure Travel Video: Climbing Volcano San Pedro at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala We only visited Lake Atitlan, Guatemala for two nights and during our short time there we were able to capture many different views of the lake.  This eerie yet beautiful image is of a storm that is approaching the lake.  […]

Guatemala Insects

Photo of the Day: Up Close Cicada Molting

Watch our Travel Video Tour of Semuc Champey. Semuc Champey is a natural wonder of Guatemala near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquín.  As we walked though the jungle to get to the 300m limestone bridge of stepped of turquoise pools we encountered this cicada molting.

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