Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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Guatemala for Gringos, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala for Gringos

A travel blog entry by sherwoodk

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          I sit on the rooftop balcony of the Posada Dona Clara in Antigua, Guatemala, recording my thoughts. I confess it is this balcony that has kept me here, despite the promise of more company and fewer ...

Catch-Up Since San Salvador, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Catch-Up Since San Salvador

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... . After our nice day in the cool air, Santa Ana seemed oppressively hot, so we decided to decamp for the highlands of Guatemala. After 5 border crossings, we have to say that it has ALWAYS gone smoother for us when we have taken a local bus to ...

Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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... diving week in Roatan en the magnificent Maya ruins in Copan back in the bus for Guatemala. In the old Capital, Antigua Guatemala or simply Antigua we decided to take a week of Spanish lessons. Antigua is famous for it's Spanish schools, more than hundred ...

Semana Santa, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Semana Santa

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... walk into my room and get chatting to the American girls, Christie and Alison. Alison used to live in Guatemala City and was bringing her friend Christie to Antigua as Alison used to go to Antigua regularly to get away from the crime and pollution filled ...

Returning to La Antigua Guatemala and Loving it!, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Returning to La Antigua Guatemala and Loving it!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... up at the airport (remember him from a few entries ago?) and we enjoyed a smooth ride to the city of La Antigua Guatemala. He was a bit heartbroken when he realized that Carolina hadn't returned this time around and consequently sulked part of the ...

Antigua, muy tranquilo., Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua, muy tranquilo.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... in Brusells) who spoke Swedish as she used to live in Leksand. Her friend Maritza from Guatemala and her stock-trader boyfriend from Switzerland, living in Antigua. The 3 Israelis of course, they are pretty much everywhere. Jackie from Montana, working ...

Enjoying the eye candy in Chapinlandia, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Enjoying the eye candy in Chapinlandia

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... Rica in two days!           LA CIUDAD DE PANZA VERDE La Antigua Guatemala was a colonial city dream, with cobblestone roads, colorful 16th Century architecture and so much charm packed in every ...

Colonial Streets, Clouds of Incence, and Rowena!, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Colonial Streets, Clouds of Incence, and Rowena!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... to take a break from the travelling scene for a bit and kick back and enjoy this beautiful city for a while. Antigua is overflowing with colonial architecture and beautifully detailed churches on streets where houses are coloured in ochre shades and ...

Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... roads and rolling hills and there were amazing views. Eventually we reached our destination of Panajachel, known by the rest of Guatemala as 'Pana'. It was ridiculously touristy with row after row of stalls selling all kinds of crap, so naturally Claire ...

Volcanoes, coffee and near death experiences, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Volcanoes, coffee and near death experiences

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... was the epicentre of power for Central America until a massive earthquake in 1773 smashed the city and they moved the capital to Guatemala City. They plundered it for material but the locals never really gave up on the idea of their city and rebuilt it. ...

A Volcano Burnt My Sweater, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

A Volcano Burnt My Sweater

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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... her cousins had brought marshmallows to roast and don't let me get started on the fabulousness multi-layers of colored marshmallows in Guatemala!  The sunset was amazing and after the dark hike back over pointy dried lava with a guide that I was not ...

This place never gets old, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

This place never gets old

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... people via MSN messenger and we talked to one of my friends back home in Spanish. I didn't even know she knew spanish and I hadn't even talked to her in a while, but it was a worthwhile experience and linked Guatemala with Faribault for just a little ...

Antigua and the infamous

Antigua and the infamous "Chicken Bus"

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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So, I bet some of you thought I would never leave San Pedro.  After 6 weeks I finally jumped onto a ¨chicken bus¨ or, locally known as camionetas or autobusses (spelling?), in the same way they threw my bag on top of the bus and tied it down with ...

Taunting the Lava, Hoping for Miracles, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Taunting the Lava, Hoping for Miracles

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... or plantains. Our first night here, we had the singular experience of eating excellent Japanese food while being serenaded by mariachis....in Guatemala. The Japanese restaurant also had great kimchee. Yes, we know it is Korean, but hey, its all a long ...

Colonial Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Colonial Antigua

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... and shout and shove. Wish they had been at the airport with us! We have a nice traditional Asian meal, like you do in Guatemala before we slope off to bed shattered. Friday We get up early and I am back to running again although I feel very ...

Guatemalan Reflections, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemalan Reflections

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... the colonial town of Antigua as a home base to do their travels. Armed robbery of buses is a very real thing in Guatemala. A trip, let´s say from Antigua on a shuttle bus to Rio Dulce costs $37.00 US. Many people prefer to do this for safety reasons. ...

Holy Smokes, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Holy Smokes

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... ve witnessed over the past few weeks.  The community effort required to pull off these events is remarkable.  I am confident I will return to Guatemala throughout the years, but I doubt I´ll ever participate in a ...

Episode 2:  The One Where I Learn My New Job, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Episode 2: The One Where I Learn My New Job

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... in Honduras.   Ahhhh....the real deal. Roatan does not disappoint.  After visiting the ruins in Copan, we finished in Antigua Guatemala.  Most of you know that traveling like this is not the way I do things on my own so I constantly ...

Antiguedad, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antiguedad

A travel blog entry by bsuarez

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... stuff. Originally I was supposed to head off toward Tikal the next day on a bus in Guate. But I was so enchanted by Antigua and knew there was so much to do within the city and nearby like Chichicastenago or Lago Atitlan, so I realized that I ...

5 buses later..., Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

5 buses later...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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Episode 5:  The One about Roasting Marshmallows, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Episode 5: The One about Roasting Marshmallows

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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PAID TO PLAY EPISOE 5:  The one where the author climbs an active volcano for the sole purpose of roasting marshmallows over red hot, molten lava.  This is one of the dummer things the Guatemalan government allows tourists to do;  climb ...

Loving Guatemala!, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Loving Guatemala!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... here in your lifetime, you are missing out on a great experience. After leaving the finca, I took an overnight bus to Guatemala city. A girl I met at the finca told me ¨don´t even think about stepping outside the bus terminal without getting right ...

Volcan Pacaya, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Volcan Pacaya

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... now everyone is escorted by a guide and the heavily armed tourist police. In fact, come to think of it, everything in Guatemala is guarded by men with machine guns or shotguns ... this includes the more obvious like banks but also hardware stores and ...

Poco a Poco = Little by Little, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Poco a Poco = Little by Little

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... the Big Guy upstairs ... that I left Japan just one week before the big earthquake.  As for now,  I am in Guatemala.  I lived here for six months after college so it feels wonderful to be back.  The colors, architecture and people are ...

Mom and Dad Visit Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Mom and Dad Visit Guatemala

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... was Rio Dulce, a riverside village with an unruly atmosphere that marks the start of the "Sweet River" that connects Guatemala's unknown piece of Caribbean coast to an inland freshwater lake.   The scenery is stunning and ...

The Guatemalan Chicken Bus, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

The Guatemalan Chicken Bus

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... of photos now.  I spent a couple hours today meandering around Grand Central Chicken; my given name for the Antigua Guatemala Bus Terminal.  The workhorse of Guatemala is the famous "chicken bus"; retired yellow school buses sent down from the ...

Volcano, Lava, Marshmellows!!!, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Volcano, Lava, Marshmellows!!!

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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We have arrived in Antigua, Guatemala after a very long 9 hour night coach. Antigua is very much like San Cristobel in Mexico, a charming colonial town but a little bit more cosmopolitan with lots of European style coffee shops, including the Bagel Barn, ...

Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... we fancied doing but Dean was still not quite better so we decided not to - later in the trip maybe) Antigua was the capital of Guatemala until an earthquake hit in 15 something. Some of the buildings are still un-restored which makes it interesting, we ...

Antigua, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by muddyfeet

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These were my first impressions of Antigua:  cars, lots and lots of cars and bars lots and lots of bars.  I don´t mean the cerveza type of bars I mean the window and door type of bars.  They are everywhere.  Every window, every door, ...

City of vulcanos and colonial ruins, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

City of vulcanos and colonial ruins

A travel blog entry by esbjorn

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... fair enough! When I arrived in the morning at the terminal to buy my ticket though, they said the mini bus for the Guatemala City to Antigua leg was full. Seems like a problem but after some negotiating, begging and looking very sad they found me a seat ...

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