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A Simple Guide To Lake Atitlan

May 25, 2016
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Lake Atitlan was a place, where I could have stayed on for months, and let time pass by. It was one of those places where I instantly felt at home. Before I made Lake Atitlan one of my destinations through my Central America trip, I researched the heck out of it. All the obvious research was done – what to do, what to see, where to stay. After all that reading I was left more confused than before, and my…

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Pretty as a Picture – Lake Atitlan

May 13, 2016
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Even before my shuttle bus dropped me at the boat docks, I knew that I would love Lake Atitlan. Winding through the volcano on the small dirt roads down towards the docks was breath taking. One of the most beautiful lakes you are certainly ever to see, is nestled between towering volcanoes, more than a dozen villages and is home to the very traditional Mayan people. Most guide books will have you believe that a few days is enough around Lake Atitlan.…

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5 Must Do’s In Antigua Guatemala

May 9, 2016
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Antigua, Guatemala is one of my favourite cities in the world. When I got there I was expecting a big bustling city, that would would make me want to escape back to the comfort and chilled out vibe of the Caribbean in Belize.  I was surprised to find a cozy, quaint little city, with cobblestone streets and a very homely feel. I met a few expats living here and I can see why a few weeks could turn into a few years.…

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Exploring Antigua, Guatemala

May 6, 2016
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With its colonial background, buildings dating back to the 1700’s, and Spanish classes offered everywhere, this little city is a popular stop in Guatemala. You can and will get caught up in its beauty. Antigua is the perfect city to take on solo. Although, just be wary at night. This is where common sense comes in, use it and you will be fine. The best way to explore every nook and cranny of this delightfully photogenic city is a walking tour. Hiring a guide can…

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The Chichicastenango Markets

March 31, 2016
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This day was one of the best experiences I have had travelling. It has made it into my Top 5. It was an emotional day and this is where, I felt, you get to see the ‘real’ Guatemala. Chichi (thank gosh it’s shortened to that!) markets are held on a Thursday and Sunday. I went on a Sunday. I caught the bus from Antigua, taking about 2 hours. When I arrived, I didn’t quite catch the directions to the entrance…

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24 Hours In Flores, Guatemala

March 28, 2016
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Be warned, 24 hours in Flores is rushed and tiring. I know, not a great way to start, right!?  Don’t let it put you off. Some adventures when you are travelling are always going to be rushed and tiring. It’s all apart of the fun and the journey! This trip also has a special place in my heart, as I met a great group of people on the bus to Flores, that I ended up travelling with for the next…

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