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On our way to Honduras and Civil Unrest

Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Views [1217]

We left San Marcos in a collectivo heading to Honduras.  At midday we where suppose to switch vans in Antigua and then head across the border to Copan Ruinas, Honduras.  An hour before we reached Antigua we came to a complete traffic jam on the highway.... Read more >

Tags: civil unrest, highway, protest, roadblock, veterans

Photos: Civil Unrest in Guatemala

Monday, 3 Jan 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

veteran roadblock
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Lago Atitilan

Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | Views [797]

From Chichicastenango, we took a windy bus ride heading south to the volcano flanked Lake Atitlan.  From the bus stop in Panajachel, we took a launcha (small motor boat) to San Marcos, a small town known for it's mystical feel.  We checked into the ... Read more >

Tags: cliff jumping, fireworks, guatemala, kayaks, lago atitlan, mayan sauna, new years eve, san marcos, san pedro volcano, yoga

Photos: Lago Atitlan

Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

The beautiful Lago Atitlan and the many villages that line it
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Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Sunday, 26 Dec 2010 | Views [552] | Comments [1]

Market day, in one of Guatemala´s most Mayan towns in the Western Highlands, is like being immersed in a wave of colors, patterns and textures.  It is sensory overload and¨Chichi¨ is just one very interesting place to be.  It has twin churches that ... Read more >

Tags: chichicastenango, church, guatemala, highlands, market day, mayan, mayan ritual, textiles

Photos: Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Sunday, 26 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

market day in Chi Chi
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Antigua, Guatemala

Friday, 24 Dec 2010 | Views [560] | Comments [1]

Antigua is the first colonial style town that we have visited in Guatemala.  It´s perfect grid of cobblestone streets and many plazas would have you thinking you were in Spain.  Antigua is surrounded by at least three volcanoes, a few still active, ... Read more >

Tags: antigua guatemala, christmas day, christmas eve, colonial town, fireworks, street festival

Photos: Antigua, Guatemala

Friday, 24 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

xmas in Antigua
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Lanquin and Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | Views [640] | Comments [1]

After leaving Flores, we take a nine hour bus ride, in which DJs seat is a nice comfy bucket (only for the last couple hours :)), to Lanquin.  It is high up in the mountains and our hostel has awesome 360 degree views, a river, and puppies!  We get ... Read more >

Photos: Lanquin and Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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Flores and Tikal Guatemala

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | Views [571]

Yay, crossing borders is interesting! Our taxi driver in Belize that was taking us to the border crossing warned us, ¨People in Guatemala are crazy! They put black beans on everything!¨ So of course we were very concerned.  We where lucky to catch the ... Read more >

Tags: december 21st 2010, guatemala, mayan ceremony, tikal, winter solstice

Photos: Flores and Tikal

Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Winter Solstice celebration in Tikal
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