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Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

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I’m pretty busy at the moment trying to go through all my unwritten posts, but it’s still nice to reflect on a top 12 travel moments of the year – something I did a similar post on in 2012 and …

Backpacking in Guatemala: Top 15 Sights in Guatemala City

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Let’s start with my main observation here – Guatemala City is a breathtaking beast of a city. An absolute beast pumped to the max. The weird thing is a lot of backpackers, and especially luxury travellers like to give it …

World Borders: The Luxury Way to Get from Guatemala to El Salvador (Guatemala City to San Salvador by King Quality)

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While touring Central America, I think I have crossed about 6 or 7 borders, all in different ways, sometimes walking, sometimes ferry, sometimes chicken buses, mini buses, organised transport however the best and smoothest border crossing to date was the …

Doing a Local Cycling Tour in Guatemala City, Guatemala

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Firstly a lot of tourists “skip” Guatemala City from their itinerary and visit to Guatemala. Some even ridiculously fly into GC airport and get a minibus straight out to Antigua!! Big mistake as far as I’m concerned as they miss …

El Hostal: Staying in the Best Hostel in Antigua, Guatemala

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A few times in my life I have stayed in the “best hostel in the country” which includes in Paraguay in 2010 (the Black Cat – unrivalled) and Armenia in 2013 (Penthouse – pure class) and mostly it’s voted by …

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Posada Belen Museo Inn: The Coolest Hostel in Guatemala City’s Historic Quarter!

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Lots of backpackers and travellers “skip” Guatemala City deeming it to be mayhemic, claustrophobic and a tad dangerous. I decided to spent three nights there in the heart of the Historic Old Quarter (I was in Zona 1) to prove …

Our Night of Relaxation at Hotel San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Guatemala is full of surprises, especially accommodation wise. We were blessed during our month in the country and ended up staying in a few cool places so hopefully for those of you reading, you will simply LOVE these photos and …

Friday’s Featured Food: Frozen Banana on a Stick in Antigua, Guatemala

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If you’ve been to Guatemala you’ll be aware that it’s cheap. You’ll also realise pretty quickly that food wise it’s always second best to its northern amigo Mexico. At least in my opinion. So to find some intriguing local treats …

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