Tikal, jungle city

Yesterday afternoon we arrived in Flores, having taken a “luxury” coach.  We could tell immediately that this was first class travel as there was only one person per seat and we had tinted windows and air con.   Flores is the twin town of Santa Elena, however located on a little island (peten) in the middle […]

Antigua, beautiful earthquake city, Guatemala

Antigua, Guatemala

Hola, from happy Antigua.  It’s a gorgeous little town, which was established in 1543 by the Spanish as the capital of Guatemala, and at first glance nothing much has changed. The streets are all narrow, cobbled, and it is filled with beautiful old buildings and churches. The centre of town is a gorgeous park, not […]

Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

I’ve arrived in Panajachel, staying at the luxury stop of this trip, Hotel Atitlan, which is simply gorgeous. Rooms are stuffed with hand-carved furniture, local art, wrought iron beds and handcrafted patchwork eiderdowns. It is a colonial, rambling building nestled under the mountains and set amongst the most beautiful garden. They charge non-guests to come in […]

Festival in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Today is a sight to behold, it´s the Fiesta de Santo Tomas in Chichicastatenango. Dancing, music, fireworks and las bombas, which as it looks, is loud explosions all the time (starting at 3.30 this morning). We’ve been wandering through the streets and there are amazing parades and processions, which are just incredible. We have had […]