Guatemala

Hiking the Pacaya Volcano

Antigua is the Volcano capital of Guatemala. Not far from the city you will find volcanoes like Chichastenango and Pacaya, where we had decided to go for a day trip to the latter. It was January 1st and apparently was is a tradition here in Guatemala to fire off a second round of fireworks at […]

Guatemala

New Year Celebration in Antigua, Guatemala

Everyone I’ve met while backpacking has told me that Antigua is the most beautiful city in Central America, so as it drew closer to New Years we decided to stay there and explore the city for a few days. One of the active volcanoes around the city Antigua used to be the capital of Guatemala […]

Guatemala

The Black Sandy Beach of Monterrico

Arriving in Antigua, amidst hills and volcanoes, the temperature in the air had changed drastically. After one night there we decided to get on a four hour chicken bus ride down to the coast, to a beach town known for surfing and turtle hatchings called Monterrico. The feeling there was completely different to the coast […]

Guatemala

Semuc Champey and Lanquin

Vang Vieng is to Laos what Monteverde is to Costa Rica, just as Lanquin is to Guatemala; it is an eco tourism paradise which lots of possible activities. The most famous one being the Semuc Champey view which was a 40minute uphill hike and then swimming in these limestone bridged pools afterwards. It was even […]