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Tikal – Day 14

I went to Tikal today. It had to be done. What can I say; it was a perfect day. It was very hot and sunny, I saw loads of animals and interesting vegetation, I also scratched my brand new camera and lost my shades, met “the real Indian Jones” (A nutty American professor who fell […]

Flores – Day 13

Again I woke up with some indeterminable bite and this time in my face. I had enough. I hopped on to the bus to Flores. This was the one place I have been to before and last time I quite liked it. Some people might say it is expensive, touristy and uncool but I don’t […]

Semuc Champey – Day 12

Lanquin as a village is rather depressing. I certainly wouldn’t want to live there. I wouldn’t even want to walk around there but I had to. Plan for the day was to go to Semuc Champey and I didn’t want to go with a guided tour. I looked for the local bus and found it […]

Lanquin – Day 11

As I mentioned before the hostel was extremely cool. On a little hillside next to a river they built a few huts. Downstairs they are dorms but there is a loft that you can rent as well. I went for the latter. You had to climb a steep ladder to get up there. Easier said […]

Coban – Day 10

I arrived in Coban late in the afternoon. My first impression was rather good. The place was nothing I expected. This so called Imperial city send out exactly one message: I couldn’t care less about you! Coban in fact is a place where you get the feeling that it just doesn’t care about tourists. It’s […]

Day 9

Today was a travelling day. I woke up freezing and decided to hit the road. Since there was no way to get to Monterico I changed my mind again and went to Coban. It took all day so there is little to report other than: I like where I am. The lime stone formations in […]

Quetzaltenango – Day 8

When I woke up this morning I thought I had made a terrible mistake. I had spent the night in a noisy room that offered little comfort in the first place. I was woken up at around 4.30 because someone assumed I was part of their group that obviously wanted to climb Santa Maria. What […]

Meeting Maximon – Day 7

After I had made up my mind to leave Lake Atitlan and move on I wanted to do at least one more thing. Santiago Atitlan is one of the places to visit at Lake Atitlan and so I did. From what I heard there are some 35 evangelical temples in the village; I however was […]

Planing is everything

I found my volcano. I want to climb Mt. Santa Maria. It’s 3772 m high which admittedly is a lot. In 1902 it wiped out most of the population of Quetzaltenango and even more important gave birth to a new volcano Santiaguito which today is considered the most dangerous volcano in the world. It is […]

Traing Day – Day 5

I, formerly known as his Evilness Kristos the Graceless, so unfit that fat American tourists laugh at me, made a decision: I shall climb a volcano! Stop laughing, I’m serious! Lake Atitlan is everything I expected. It is breathtakingly beautiful, a natural wonder words can hardly describe. The lake – 1500 metres above sea level […]

Road Wars – Day 4

I think I mentioned that I didn’t particularly like Antigua. It may have to do with the fact hat whenever you want to do something there is someone holding up his hand and wants money. It’s ridiculous. I was looking forward to move on and especially since my next destination was the very reason why […]

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