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The ultimate guide to Antigua, Guatemala

The ultimate guide to Antigua, Guatemala

If you have been following my travel journey, you will know that I spent almost 3 months living in Antigua, Guatemala. Here is my ultimate guide on places to stay, where to party and things to do in this beautiful colonial town. Places to crash There are tons of places to stay in Antigua which fit all budgets – here are a few of my faves. Tropicana Hostel If you are a backpacker looking for a fun party hostel, then…

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Things to do in beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Things to do in beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

There is no doubt about it, if you are travelling in Guatemala, you’re more than likely going to be heading to Lake Atitlan. A beautiful lake known as Lago de Atitlan to the locals and a 3-hour drive from Antigua (well, kind of). The lake is surrounded by a backdrop of stunning volcanos and each town around the lake offers a little something different. How to get there If you are arriving from Antigua, you will likely arrive in Panajachel,…

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Hiking Acatenango volcano in Guatemala

Hiking Acatenango volcano in Guatemala

It’s kind of a given that you will hike a volcano when visiting Guatemala, the most popular choice being Acatenango, which is a short drive from Antigua. To be honest I thought it would be easy and didn’t really prepare myself for how hard it was going to be. The struggle was most definitely real but, oh so worth it! To see an active volcano erupt at sunrise was one of the most breath-taking sights I have ever witnessed! Who…

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Top 7 things to do in Semuc Champey & Lanquin, Guatemala

Top 7 things to do in Semuc Champey & Lanquin, Guatemala

Semuc Champey is a must if you’re visiting Guatemala, but I’m not going to lie to you, getting there is a bitch! Especially when cooped up in a small mini bus designed for 17 people but they cram another few seats in the isle for good measure, you know, just to make sure you are really comfortable! The roads are rough in Guatemala, and Semuc Champey is hidden away in the rainforest, so most people decide to stay in the…

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A quick guide to Flores, Guatemala

A quick guide to Flores, Guatemala

Planning a trip to Flores? Check out my quick guide on things to do and see on this beautiful island of Flores. If you are crossing the border from Belize, you will need to pay an exit fee of $40BZ, luckily Guatemala doesn’t charge you to enter the country and the border crossing is relatively easy, if not a little disorganised. You will need to walk across the border and then try to find your coach. Once across the border…

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