Guatemala

The Mayan Ruins of Tikal from Flores

Tikal National Park rightly holds its spot as arguably the most popular and well-known destinations in Guatemala.  There are hidden gems like Semuc Champey and colonial towns like Antigua, but none can compare to the grandeur of the ancient ruins of Tikal.   Teotihuacan ruins are one of the highlights of our time in Mexico, but […]

Is Antigua, Guatemala Overrated?

Distinctive cobblestone streets are full to the brim with tourists, expats and locals alike.  Crumbling churches stand behind locked gates, while next door is a modern hotel or restaurant.  Vivid ‘chicken buses’ whizz around, while packed to the rafters with locals.  Around another corner, you’ll spot a row of tourists shuttles ready to take the […]

The Jungle Utopia Semuc Champey

Diving into crystal turquoise pools in the middle of the Guatemalan jungle.  Scaling rickety stairs 500m up a cliff to look out onto the gleaming pools and the surrounding lush wilderness.   Meandering through a narrow cave, with just a candle to guide your way.  This isn’t the chronicles of a National Geographic explorer, this […]