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Staying in a Writer’s Lair: Posada Los Encuentros, Panajachel, Guatemala

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You’ll see Guatemala’s Lago Atitlan feature quite a lot on here as we spent a full week in and around the lake. We toured Santa Clara La Laguna and San Marcos La Laguna on day trips as well as staying …

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Backpacking in Guatemala: Sunrise Hike to Indian’s Nose, Lago Atitlan

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Your backpacking adventure in Guatemala slows you down a notch or two. It’s calm, relaxed and limitless. Except for the time. The days and weeks seem to pass by so quickly and by the time we got round to doing …

Hotel Mikaso: Staying in the Best Hotel in San Pedro La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

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It’s time for me to write about the most amazing 3 days of relaxation of my recent travels. We knew that Guatemala’s popular “Lago Atitlan” was a recommended spot to chill out but what we didn’t realise was that it’s simply …

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Kayaking in San Pedro La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

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I finally went kayaking in Guatemala recently. Having already had a few cool water experiences down my backpacking years such as zodiacing in Antarctica, bamboo rafting in China, tubing in Laos and white water rafting in Juquitiba and Bled in …

Backpacking in Guatemala: Top 15 Things to see and do in Quetzaltenango (Xela)

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“Hey Xela, stars about to fall so what do you say, Xela” – Noel Gallagher, lyrics altered slightly (Lyla) Quetzaltenango (Xela) is a decent backpacking beast. Factually it is Guatemala’s second biggest city. Though quite where these half a million …

Backpacking in Guatemala: Staying in Hostal 7 Orejas, the Best Hostel in Quetzaltenango

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After Mexico it was time for some backpacking in Guatemala. It was my first time in the country and on the first night, after crossing the border from Ciudad Cuauhtemoc into La Mesilla, we got two chicken buses to Quetzaltenango, …

World Borders: How to Get from Mexico to Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtemoc to La Mesilla)

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Time for another installment of World Borders, and yes that means another journey with my passport exiting one land and entering another land. This was actually the first ever border I crossed in Central America and I only did it …

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