Welcome to Guatemala
Guatemala brought all the colour, adventure, and relaxation we needed desperately in early 2013. We spent almost a month touring this big country, climbing volcanoes and Mayan ruins, relaxing near crystal-clear pools and in the gorgeous city of Antigua.
Posts on Guatemala…
- Our first steps into Guatemala, via Antigua, were gentle and enlightening.
- Guatemala = chocolate heaven. And we learned how to take our own cocoa beans and turn them into bars!
- We took an afternoon trip to nearby Pacaya Volcano and climbed amidst the clouds.
- Antigua is a gorgeous city of vibrant colors.
- These are two local restaurants in Antigua that should not be missed.
- There isn’t much to Panajachel, the main town on the Lake, but these views are the reasons you should head there anyway.
- The market in nearby Chichicastenango is not your typical Latin America market.
- This scantly visited and hard to get to spot in Guatemala turned out to be our favourite. Here’s why.
- This visit was about more than just gorgeous pools and lazy swimming, Dalene made a major connection there.
- We had a 2:30am wake-up call to see the sunrise over the Mayan Tikal ruins. Sure would have been nice if the sun showed up.
- Not discouraged, we continued touring and were treated with witnessing an intimate Mayan ceremony.
- An entertaining few hours spent crammed in a tiny van with locals. It’s our favourite way to travel.
- The best of our Guatemala photos, turned into postcards.