Uaxactún: a private tour

Diana being the amazing guide she is, offered us a change in the schedule for today.  She elicited our opinions on visiting another site deeper into the rainforest and received a unanimous HELL YEAH!!! In a travelling style that made Jen’s day (more than the Tuktuks I think), we climbed onto the back of a…

Volcanoes and Fusion Food

We saw the volcanoes in Santiago Atitlan when we woke up, and in Antigua at the end of the day.  Spectacular, immense and jaw-dropping. In between this there was a rather fun boat trip.  It started off calm, but the wind got up and it got a little choppy, with the spray entering the boat.  To…

So much to see

Wherever we go, whatever we are doing the whole group is constantly overwhelmed by how much there is to see and hear.  Every place is different, but the senses never get bored.  It can all be summed up with the word ‘vibrant’. This is bound to peak tomorrow as we visit the market at Chichicastenango –…

Slow, Slow, QUICK QUICK!

What a change of pace for the morning.  It began with a rather zen moment by Lake Atitlan as you can see: I watched the fishermen for a bit: Then we left for the jetty to catch a boat to San Juan La Laguna….it started with a ride on a Tuktuk, and then a speedy…

Volcano no show

The mist/clouds were against us this afternoon as they kept the volcanoes around Lake Atitlan from being seen.  A shame, but nothing that could have been prevented, just unlucky.  We had a fun half-hour boat trip over to Santiago Atitlan and have arrived at our second hotel, where we’ll be staying for just two nights….

The longest day

Good evening, er, afternoon, er, morning……. I have no idea.   It is 21:30 as I write here in Antigua, that’s 05:30 UK time; to say it has been a long day is an understatement.  It’s a text-only update I’m afraid, as I when it was light, I was travelling and when I got here…

Keeping it Real

Hola Madrid – the adventure has started! I am in Madrid a day before the flight to Guatemala due to the way flight times worked out, and have spent a very long day exploring this very chilled and food-filled city. I have seen the Royal Palace, the Catedral de la Almudena, a lot of tapas bars…