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Semuc Champey

Mon, 20 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [746]

I rise up this morning to take a test of my true adventureness! Whilst El Retiro boasts a beautiful setting, I regret staying here. They're nice enough to let me store my bag as I stuck 50 quetzales (price of admission to Semuc Champey) in my pocket.... Read more >

Tags: water

La Casa de Federico

Sun, 19 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [528]

"La Casa de Federico" is what I said to the driver as I got on the sardine-packed bus toward San Jose (in Guatemala, not Costa Rica). He knew precisely how to get there! Driving seemingly in a circle around Lake Peten it was pouring down ... Read more >

Tags: nature, organics, people

Photos: Tikal

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [598]

Dark it was with the moon shining as I awoke at 4:30 AM to set out toward Tikal. I didn't need much: just my passport, money for admission and food, and my camera, and I was out the door. With a rock in hand (to ward off dogs) I hoped for some quick ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, maya, ruins

Photos: Flores

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Flores, Santa Elena, San Jose, and the surrounding area
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Giant Stelae

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [289]

Flores has Tikal, Honduras has Copan, Chiapas has Palenque...but there are many other Mayan sites dotted around the northern half of Central America. The truly adventurous, however can make the journey past all the banana plantations to the legendary ... Read more >

Photos: Quiriguá

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Mayan ruin in southeastern Guatemala
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Delays and Detours

Tue, 7 Feb 2012 | By doodledawn | Views [309]

Having been stuck in Copan for 6 days waiting for my eternally delayed DHL package, I am finally out of Honduras and merrily typing away in an Internet cafe in Antigua.  I spent most of the last week sleeping in, reading and drinking beer in Copan as ... Read more >

Tags: antigua, boliva, carnaval, copan, dhl, hedman alas, oruro

Photos: Guatemala

Wed, 1 Feb 2012 | By rubylucas | Photo Gallery

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Falls, Flores and Fruitshakes

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 | By piratepete | Views [298]

We took a little speed boat from Belize to Southern Guatemala on New Years Eve. It was ridiculously bumpy and I spilt a cup of soup on the man sitting next to me, I kept apologising and he kept saying it was ok and calling me chica.  We arrived in Livingston ... Read more >

The Art of Doing Nothing

Thu, 5 Jan 2012 | By doodledawn | Views [419]

Geographically speaking, I haven't moved that much from where I was last week, but sometimes I need to hibernate for a few days to catch my breath.  I am currently in Rio Dulce, a small town 30 minutes down-river from Livingston, my port of entry from ... Read more >

Tags: guatemala, hotel kangaroo, relaxing, rio dulce

Tikal, Guatemala

Wed, 4 Jan 2012 | By kirstykay | Views [152]

Simply Amazing. We camped in the grounds of one of the 3 hotels there and somehow ended up in bed by about 9.30.  We went on a rather unsuccessful jungle walk in the afternoon once we'd arrived on the first day - climbing the rickety Mirador lookout ... Read more >

Tags: ruins

Photos: Tikal, Guatemala

Wed, 4 Jan 2012 | By kirstykay | Photo Gallery

Mayan Ruins at Tikal, Guatemala
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Guatemala - Health & Disease

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [776]

The horror stories definitely plague blogs, forums and guide books when it comes to staying healthy while traveling to Guatemala.  There's the all-too-common story of getting stomach trouble the night before needing to board a long-distance bus, or ... Read more >

Tags: guatemala, south america, travel-health

Risky Business in Guatemala

Fri, 25 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [863]

It is no secret that Guatemala has a high rate of crime, as do many developing countries where money is scarce and governments are corrupt.   By traveling to this Central American favorite, you are potentially putting yourself at risk, but knowledge ... Read more >

Tags: crime, guatemala, south america, travel-crime

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