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Hi I’m Dora, together with my husband we’re currently on a mission to travel the world. I want to share with you one of our top travel moments so far. Hiking Acatenango Volcano to watch a nearby volcano erupt through the night was an epic experience and a must do when travelling…
  Todos Santos is a small village hidden high in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes. Guatemala is a mountainous country with no shortage of dramatic mountain ranges. The Cuchumatanes, however, are in a league of their own; stretching up to 12,500 feet, they are the highest non-volcanic mountain range in…
Lake Atitlán is surrounded by a baker’s dozen of Mayan villages, bustling and distinct from one another. The villages on the north side of the lake speak a Mayan dialect called Cakchiquel; those on the south side speak Tzutujil. Many of the villagers still wear traditional Mayan garments, called traje,…
  Magic is everywhere. You can see it in the eyes of your best friend when he smiles, in the tranquility of a midnight rainfall, or in the waves crashing on a beach shore. However, you have not seen magic like Quixaya. Hidden in the town of San Lucas Toliman…
With so many colorful markets in Guatemala full of fresh fruits and vegetabels, you are going to want to try them all!  But once you bring them back your your kitchen, what do you do?  How do you put everything together? What is traditional Guatemalan cuisine, anyway? If you are…
  The Mayan civilization left many cultural treasures behind in the mountains and jungles of Central America.  Every park has a story to tell.  Even more, each location offers a unique window into the history of the Mayan world.  Several known sites are under continuous excavation.   At the same time…
      With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to see…
Fuentes Georginas is a picturesque hot spring nestled into the beautiful mountains of Zunil, near Xela. If you are learning Spanish or are just looking to experience the local culture in Xela, Fuentes should make it onto your to do list. The Western Highland of Guatemala can be a bit…
El Mirador Often when you hear about the great pyramids’ of the world you think about the Egyptian pyramids or perhaps the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico. But did you know that Guatemala is actually home to the largest pyramid in the world? ‘La Danta’ Pyramid of El Mirador…
  Border of Mexico & Guatemala Tajumulco’s summit is 4,220 meters above sea level and the highest point in Central America. This volcano has been dormant for years, and the area around Tajumulco was declared a protected area since 1965. Tajumulco is composed of andesitic-dacitic lavas on the top of…

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