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Backpacking travel stories and traveling tips for visiting Guatemala.

Lake Atitlan

Photo of the Day: Lake Atitlan Boat Dock

Watch our HD Adventure Travel Video: Climbing Volcano San Pedro at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala Lake Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of […]

Sunset Pictures

Photo of the Day: Sunrise at Volcano Pacaya, Guatemala

Enjoy our HD Travel Video of Active Volcano Pacaya in Guatemala. Pacaya is an active complex volcano in Guatemala. It rises to an elevation of 2,552 metres (8,373 ft). After being dormant for a century, it erupted violently in 1965 and has been erupting continuously since then. Pacaya lies 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of […]

Semuc Champey Caves

KanBa River Caves of Semuc Champey

Like our visit to Semuc Champey, we had no idea what we were getting into prior to leaving for our tour.  This point is echoed throughout most of our Guatemalan journeys.  The KanBa Caves are only a short walk from the metal bridge that spans Cahabón River. (more…)

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Photo of the Day: A Boat on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Watch our HD Adventure Travel Video: Climbing Volcano San Pedro at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala Lake Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlan is further characterized by towns and villages of […]

Shoe Shining Boy

Hard Working Children of Guatemala

I have only traveled to a few Latin American countries prior to arriving in Guatemala twenty-one days ago.  In 2003 I spent ten days in Costa Rica, in 2004 seventeen days in Ecuador (my country of origin), in 2008 eight days in Dominican Republic and in March of this year Jason and I spent six […]

Unidentified Criter #1 found in our bathroom

Guatemala’s Travel by Numbers

Here is a few fun statistics of our first week of travels in Guatemala. Miles traveled: 250 miles Hours in a bus: 21 Number of hostels stayed in: 4—The hostels we’ve stayed in have been quite nice and comfortable.  El Portal in Semuc Champey was the most picturesque, but the walls of the bungalows are […]

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