Take me back to San Marcos and Lake Atitlan.

Those who have asked me about Guatemala tell them, if I come back in the future, near or far, it will be there; to Lake Atitlan. This place is a dream, one that everyone should have. To get there from Antigua you can take a shuttle that costs $20 but if you’re a cheapskate/saver like…

The day I climbed a Volcano

It is called Pacaya and is not the highest one in Guatemala but if you have little time and not much experience doing extreme hiking then it is right for you. It is heavy but entirely possible. A month before going to Guatemala I located OX expeditions and we booked a tour where we could…

Moving around in Guatemala; chicken bus!

Public transport ia always the best option, because there is where you can see the reality and live like a local. In Guatemala the buses that are used to move are those known as “Chicken buses.” They are very colorful, in not so good condition but very, very cheap. I got to travel in many…

Antigua the beautiful… but a salt-free bread.

All blogs, magazines, people that talk about Guatemala will say that Antigua is a must, I will not be the exception … although I must add that if you fail to go is not the end of the world. It is pretty, yes, and I liked walking through its streets, especially in the early morning…

Guatemala, I like you but I do not love you.

Written on march 20, 2016. I know it’s not over yet and with 8 days I cannot see much of a country but so far I say: “Guatemala, I like you but I do not love you” I like your people with their ‘Good mornings’ and their desire to help, I like your landscapes, mountains…