After a full day of travelling, we stopped over in a small town called Comayagua. Unfortunately i thought this stop was in Nicaragua, but no – we were still in Honduras! Good thing i made sure to spend all of my Lempiras the day before!! Doh!
A long bus trip followed by a ferry, and we arrived at the beautiful island of Roatan! I was devastated to hear that our entire stay was going to be rainy and overcast, but i went to bed with my fingers and toes crossed!
After arriving at the border of Guatemala and Honduras, it became apparent that the hat challenge was nearly over! A photograph was compulsory, and we needed to remove our hats to do so. I managed to be last in line, and i thought i had it in the bag until Joe started using some ridiculous […]
After arriving back in Antigua around midday the following day, I was keen to explore at least one of the nearby volcanos. Everyone in the group was feeling really sore from yesterday’s hike, so it was just Leena and I. Given the weather, the best time to go was in the morning so we booked […]
After leaving our family early in the morning, we checked into a hotel in Panajachel. This was our chance to explore the beautiful Lake Atitlan! I would have to describe this area as one of the most picturesque i have ever seen. The town looked over the lake toward more volcanos, which were all dormant. […]
Today we left Antigua for San Pedro La Laguna. On the way we stopped at the Chichicastenango markets, arguably the biggest and best market in Guatemala, sitting at over 2,200m above sea level. The locals have been trading here for hundreds of years and there was something for everyone.
After a drive through Guatemala city, the region’s most dangerous area, we arrived in Antigua. Wow, this place is just full of character! It is an old colonial city with plenty of Spanish influence and architecture. There are churches, markets, and it is surrounded by three volcanoes. We are only doing an overnight stop here […]
Once again, we spent our time right on the water. Although our hotel was on the mainland, it took a short boat ride to get us there. This was one of the nicest places we have stayed at, and i could quite easily have spent my time relaxing and swimming at the hotel. We looked […]
Today we decided against public transport and hired a small private bus. We had a seven hour journey to Rio Dulce, Guatemala. To break up the day we made a slight detour to a waterfall called Paraiso. Along the way we were bombarded with advertising for the upcoming election. Guatemala, like most third world countries, […]
After a hassle free stop at the border, we arrived in Guatemala. Our first port of call was the very historical and UNESCO protected area called Tikal. Since i had learnt quite a bit about the Mayan culture i was looking forward to exploring these ruins. We did a guided tour as a group and […]
Our stay in Caye Caulker was great, but now it was time to leave. With the next destination being Guatemala, we had one last stop en route at a town called San Ignatio. After a ferry back to mainland Belize, we had a five hour bus trip – and it was on public transport! I […]