Because I had read more bad than good about Guatemala City, I loosely considered skipping it. However, I would come to realize that la capital is a positively different entity compared to the rest of the land. Like many travelers, upon arriving
As the subcontinental railway is the pulse of colorful India, the fixed-up former school buses from north of Mexico are the man-made vibration of greenery-laden Guatemala. Shortly after arriving at the Guatemala City airport, I was on a 45-minute shuttle bus bound
The early morning Journey to Fuentes Georgina started from the Hotel Lar Antiqua beside the Parque Central. After a cool 20-minute power walk I was at La Rotonda and soon thereafter on a refurbished school bus bound for the town of Zunil.
Unplanned until the evening before, I found myself wandering the grounds of the smaller than average, ancient Mayan site of Zaculeu, in Huehuetenango. Because Guatemala’s second biggest city of Quetzaltenango hosts a huge celebration for the country’s Independence Day, I was forced
Lake Atitlán is a magically wondrous body of water that Mayans have surrounded for millennia. The following anecdotes are based on the subjective and spontaneous choices I made while spending two plus weeks in naturally and culturally stunning Sololá, Guatemala. Thus, like
If I travel to England or Ireland and look at the signs and names around me, I can often remember something without giving it much, if any thought. Because these are the same names or labels that I grew up with in
Taking local transportation from Antigua, Guatemala to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan is a whole different world compared to the user-friendly tourist shuttle bus. Howbeit, I was determined to get there the same way the Guatemalan people do. I did not allow myself