Posts tagged Guatemala
Spanish Colonial Charm in Antigua: The Journey Part 9

Talk to some of the locals in the market. The locals here will give you all kinds of information and many are eager to learn about you and where you come from as well. I find many of the people tending to booths are more likely to talk if you make a purchase (even just a very small one). Start a conversation on whatever you just purchased, or about the market, or life in Antigua! Just get the courage to talk! The same goes for photos. Don't just walk up and snap pictures of them in the market working. It is considered rude. How would you feel if someone did it to you? Uncomfortable? Annoyed? Well, they are human beings too so respect their privacy as you would your own. I usually make a purchase and then ask politely if they mind if I take a photo. Most are accommodating but don't be offended if they decline.

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San Pedro La Laguna: Lake Atitlan and The Journey Part 7

My heart pounding, I took several steps and then stopped to listen for any sounds that could tell me what was ahead. I heard nothing but the waves from the lake pounding against the rocks on the shore. I continued to walk down the path until I came to a small tunnel that was even darker. I could see there was a small sign with my hotel name on it but I was still leery of what was ahead.  It was very hot and I was sweating. Suddenly something jumped out in front of me.

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Motorcycle Mayhem Central America: Evel Knievel Would Have Crapped Himself

I have seen some crazy things while traveling and many of them involved motorcycles. How do you carry your groceries if you don't have a car? How do you transport lumber home for a project or home improvements without a car or pickup? How do you transport anything without a car or pickup? On your motorcycle of course!

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Hidden Paradise at Semuc Champey: The Journey Part 6

The road was extremely muddy. It was a one lane road with no shoulder and large drop-offs on one side. It is basically the nightmare bus scenario where the bus rolls down the side of the mountain; a bus traveling down a one-lane, muddy road, with vehicles going in both directions, while the clouds are low enough they hit the road impairing visibility along with the current rainfall. Yes, there are photos below of that road (make sure to check them out). I did not take a photo of my underwear, however, since I and everyone else on the bus were shitting our pants.

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Awesomeness = Tikal: The Journey Part 5

As we walked down the path that winds through the jungle, Louis explains to us the history of the Mayans at Tikal. As he talks, Louis explains that "Tikal is the 2nd largest Mayan city ever built. The 1st is El Mirador on the border of my country (Guatemala) and Mexico. Tikal was discovered several hundred years ago and El Mirador. The reason Tikal is so popular is that it has been excavated for a long time. El Mirador's excavation wasn't started until about twenty years ago."

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Welcome to Isla de Flores a Most Wonderful Little Town: The Journey Part 4

You can immediately see the difference in the landscape. I was so happy to finally be in Guatemala. You see, Guatemala was the country that made me want to travel through Central America. It was the gem of the region, or at least I was hoping!

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Fun Facts from Around the World

There are some really amazing and fun facts about every place on the planet.  Who has the most churches? Which mountain has the biggest diameter? What country has the biggest contradictions? Who has the weirdest food? Here are some of the fun facts from around the world! Get inspired to visit one of these fantastic places!  

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