Tagged: Guatemala

A Plethora of Things to Do in Antigua

Sometimes tourists give Antigua a bad rap, particularly because it is filled with tourists. Yet, I love the former capital of Guatemala. After spending three weeks in this UNESCO declared colonial town, what I’m...

Volcano Acatenango: An Unexpected Journey

The sky was a bright blue, and the air already felt crisp and cool in the small village of La Soledad, about 2800 feet higher than Antigua.  Acatenango loomed in front of me. For...

From Cacao to Chocolate

Words cannot express how happy the Choco Museo in Antigua makes me. Within seconds of entering, I was sipping cocoa husk tea and signing up for the chocolate making workshop ($21/person).  If you cannot...

Purposeful Life

A Purposeful Life

Over our morning Americano, I said to Martin, “I think I’m having an existential crisis.”  Martin responded simply, “It’s about time.”  I was feeling restless and anxious, which came out as anger and impatience....

Guatemala Meets Enlightenment

San Marcos la Laguna Atitlan is unlike any other Guatemalan town I have visited. Lake Atitlan is the largest lake in Guatemala. Small towns and volcanoes pepper its shores, making it an ideal tourist...

Finally! A Hot Bath.

The water vapor clouded the air. Children jumped into the pools, making large splashes. I gingerly dipped my toes into the big pool. Nope. Too hot! Even for me. I ran to the second...

Traveling Means Saying Goodbye

Today we say goodbye to our new friends in Cobán. For the past six weeks we have volunteered at El Muro Hostal & Pub in Lanquin and at the bagel shop Fresh in Cobán....

A Fresh Start in Coban

A car honk and the sound of her squeaky car tells me Ann has arrived to pick us up. “Buenos dias,” I say to her as she drives 10 minutes to the restaurant. Veronica...

Adventure Tourism at Semuc Champey

After spending 3 weeks in the heart of adventure tourism of Guatemala, I’ve come to realize that adventure tourism is just another way of saying difficult, uncomfortable, rustic, and dangerous.  If you stay at...