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Antigua

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 | By beebatoz | Views [362] | Comments [1]

  Antigua, Guatemala  As soon as I dumped my bags at the hostel I went to the art markets across the road and I'm in heaven. All the craft I loved so much and wished I got more of in Mexico is here, Guatemala style! I went a bit ... Read more >

Lanquin & semuc champey

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 | By beebatoz | Views [230]

  Lanquin and semuc champey, Guatemala  The  9am  bus arrived to pick us up at 9.30. It's the smallest hottest piece of shit I've ever seen! There's 8 of us in here so far and I'm praying no other bastard gets on. The 8 ... Read more >

Flores and tikal

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 | By beebatoz | Views [317]

  Flores and Tikal, Guatemala  I caught the ferry from caye caulker to Belize city with a nice couple from Brisbane. They are also headed to Tikal so at least between the 3 of us we can work out how to get there! Turns out we got ... Read more >

Land of Worthies

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 | By hcr64 | Views [132]

Spent a very pleasant day wandering around Antigua in wonderful sunshine. This place is firmly on the tourist route with many ageing Americans in sight most of the time in formation fashion. We found a couple of great bars & made frriends with a ... Read more >

Ruins & Revolutionaries

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 | By hcr64 | Views [120]

Spent a couple of very pleasant days in Palenque in the hot sunshine & torrential rain. Took ourselves to the site of the ruins on a local bus which was much cheaper than the shuttles for tourists. Was a stunning place, much smaller than Tikal but ... Read more >

Té Chirrepec

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 | By tempolibre | Views [219] | Comments [2]

Début à la Nicolas Hulot, zoom sur une feuille de l'arbre à thé, petit insecte sur le bord qui s'envole, zoom arrière, apercu de la plante entière puis du campesino qui pose à côté et enfin de Nicolas heureux, qui va lui poser ses questions toujours ... Read more >

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Guatemaya 2

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 | By tempolibre | Views [166]

Cobán, 17 mai, 18h Après notre départ de Lanquín, on arrive à Cobán dans l'après-midi, le ciel est noir, la pluie nous assaille. Fini le soleil éternel, c'est le début de la saison des pluies! Après avoir parcouru un bon bout de la ville à pieds, ... Read more >

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Photos: Lanquin y Semuc Champey

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 | By tempolibre | Photo Gallery

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Voluntariado #1

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 | By tempolibre | Views [180]

El Retiro Lodge, Lanquin, 30 de abril Llegamos hace unos días y todavía estamos descubriendo poco a poco el lugar y su funcionamiento. Aurora, como habla perfectamente el español, trabaja en recepción (horarios: 7-9.30 AM y 4-19 PM), y ... Read more >

Tags: volontariat

Guatemaya

Fri, 18 May 2012 | By tempolibre | Views [257]

Xela, 22 de abril, 22h Primera ciudad de Guatemala en la que estuvimos, ¡nos encantó! Nos pareció una ciudad muy viva, más auténtica que San Cristóbal, pero con una buena dinámica asociativa, proyectos de desarrollo, etc. Nos pateamos toda la ... Read more >

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My Scholarship entry - Seeing the world through other eyes

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 | By baskets_in_a_ring | Views [165] | Scholarship Entry

Three barefoot and dark skin guys stood up besides Cahobón River. This river is part of ‘Semuc Champey’, a nature reserve formed of rivers and waterfalls, in northern Guatemala, near the Atlantic Coast. These guys were barely 12 years old, and hardly ... Read more >

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Chicken Buses & Guatemala Transport

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1461]

They're just so freaking colorful; how can you not want to take a ride on one of these old American school buses while backpacking around Guatemala, or any Central American country for that matter?  Being painted in a rainbow of ... Read more >

Tags: bus, central america, guatemala, travel-transport

Metal in Antigua

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 | By jaymehagen | Views [357] | Scholarship Entry

I stood on the cobblestone roadways, staring at the Spanish Mudejar-influenced architecture of Antigua. It felt like being inside a castle's courtyard. I had just arrived that morning. I checked into a cheap one-bedroom hostel. They gave me a room on ... Read more >

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Guatemala Part 2- Zephyr Lodge (Lanquin), Semuc Champey & Tikal

Thu, 1 Mar 2012 | By rubylucas | Views [1217]

Lanquin and Semuc Champey Zephyr Lodge       There is very little in Lanquin except for the glorious hostel Zephyr Lodge which is set at the top of a hill with two expansive valleys on each side. We had an amazing little bungalow that ... Read more >

Guatemala- Part 1 Laguna Atitlan & Antigua

Thu, 1 Mar 2012 | By rubylucas | Views [452]

Laguna Atitlan   So we’ve seen a few lakes on our travels and this is by far my favourite. It is absolutely beautiful and slightly odd as at its edge are an array of trees and buildings which are partially submerged. This is because last year ... Read more >

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