Our last destination in Guatemala was the charming colonial town of Antigua. With the ominous Volcan Agua serving as a striking backdrop, Antigua feels like a modern-day Pompeii, enjoying an elevated level of prosperity before the eruption.
The main purpose for our visit to Xela was to join a 3-day trek in the Guatemalan Highlands from Xela to Lago de Atitlán. The trek was organized by Quetzaltrekkers, the only all volunteer-run trekking company in Guatemala. (more…)
We arrived in Xela (formally called Quetzaltenango) after a stomach-turning four-hour bus ride from Guate up into the western highlands of Guatemala. Although Xela is the second largest city in the country, the central part of town feels quite small. (more…)
Ancient Mayan temples set in the midst of a lush jungle . . . visiting a sacred site at the end of a 5000 year cycle . . . all … Continue reading Tikal: The Center of the Mayan World
Hello again! We apologize for the lengthy delay since our last post. Believe us, no one is more sorry about that than we are because it means that we have … Continue reading Guatemala City: First Impressions