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Posts Tagged "Guatemala"

Perfecting the art of doing nothing on Lake Atitlan

I feel like I´ve been sprinting way to quickly through Central America, so much so that my disobedient knee (that I tore apart hiking in Borneo a few years ago) is totally misbehaving – making walking painful. So when it came to choosing a place to stay on Lake Atitlan my body was screaming STOP! […]


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Tres colores de Antigua: Eat, Shop, Love!

Wandering the streets of Antigua amongst the explosion of colour, colonial architecture and traditional Guatemalan food, I can see why UNESCO thought it best to protect it as a World Heritage Site. For me, it´s the most beautiful city I have visited in Central America. I need to return with a huge empty bag to […]


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Tikal – exploring the heart of the Mayan world in Guatemala

It´s hard to fathom the importance and grandeur of Tikal National Park until you spend time walking the dense jungle paths, climbing the steep stairs of ancient pyramids and gazing across the thick canopy from a Mayan sacrificial altar. The ambience of the landscape alone is humbling. The air is heavy with the menacing buzz […]


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How to make tapado: the traditonal soup of the Caribbean

For the Garifuna people of the Caribbean, life is all about the ocean; so it makes perfect sense that their classic and favourite food is seafood inspired. The traditional soup known as Tapado is as rich and complex as the island loving culture. I couldn’t wait to taste it. Basically, it’s a huge bowl of […]


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Finding my natural Guatemalan groove

Craving some complete solitary time I asked around about hiking close to Livingston. Someone told me about some natural pools further along the coast that were a little complicated to get to. Sounded perfect to me. Setting off early I caught a taxi out of the village to a dead end where a foot bridge […]


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The sweet life of Rio Dulce

The Caribbean town of Livingston sits on the Eastern coast of Guatemala right below Belize. It´s also the gateway to a huge river system that winds it´s way to the second biggest lake in Central America – Lake Izabal. It´s a mixed up, funky kind of place that feels very Caribbean, a little bit like […]


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