Travel Blogs from Lanquin, Guatemala

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Just call me BATWOMAN!!!, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Just call me BATWOMAN!!!

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... pretty phenomenal...not the bat touching me, what I saw in that cave.  I had just been on a tour through the Grutas de Lanquin with a group of about seven other people.  Our guide was a fifteen year old Guatemalan boy who liked to say my name a ...

Today's question., Lanquin and Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Today's question.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... for Christmas, or that he either start to practice Islam or become a Zen Buddhist so he doesn't even get to celebrate Christmas? The Lanquin and Semuc Champey area was just as spectacular as the people I've met said it would be. I think I'll have to ...

Bats, Bugs and Bone Shaking Chicken Buses, Coban, Semuc Champey, Lanquin and Beyond, Guatemala travel blog

Bats, Bugs and Bone Shaking Chicken Buses

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... into the western highlands and our destination for the day, Coban. Its amazing how quckly and drastically the landscape changes in Guatemala, it always suprises you. Coban is a quiet little town, perched on a long thin plateau, which means the streets ...

Rainforest Paridise, Coban and Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Rainforest Paridise

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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Once in Coban we did the norm, find a hostel, find dinner, buy some groceries, and walk around town. The next morning we moved to a new hostel for a better room plus free pancake breakfast, we got that and a very annoying American who ran the hostel. One ...

The nitty gritty Guatemalan life, Chicacnab and Coban, Guatemala travel blog

The nitty gritty Guatemalan life

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... can be led so differently in such close proximity, contrasting the lifestyle just a couple hours drive away in Coban or other parts of Guatemala. Matt and I both came to the conclusion that while we felt fine for a short period time, we could never live a ...

Cool Pools and Bat Cave: Lanquin, Guatemala, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Cool Pools and Bat Cave: Lanquin, Guatemala

A travel blog entry by nikolassarah

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... from Lanquin.  We got in our bus with capacity for 20 and once it was filled, we started driving...but we just did loops around Lanquin looking for more people to cram into and on top of the bus - after 30 or 45 minutes of loops, we had crammed about ...

Water falls and the wrong cave!, Lanquin/Chemuc Sampay, Guatemala travel blog

Water falls and the wrong cave!

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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Looking at the map of Guatemala, Dave and I were convinced that we could get to our next destination with out going the way every person told us.  We did not want to go this way because it involved backtracking.  So ignoring everyones advice we ...

Limestone bridge and lovely eco-toilets, Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Limestone bridge and lovely eco-toilets

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Everybody we had met had recommended this place called Semuc Champey...so we took the minibus from Antigua to the "El Retiro lodge" and found ourselves in backpacker heaven. All u-can-eat BBQ buffet, hippies selling their jewelry, tubing on the the river ...

Come Hell or High Water, Semuc, Guatemala travel blog

Come Hell or High Water

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... 't until we did it ourselves that we fully understood. What a fun-filled day it turned out to be! Possibly our best day in Guatemala!   About 14 of us left the hostel standing on the back of a pick-up truck that winded its way through the jungle and ...

A Grown-Up Play Day, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

A Grown-Up Play Day

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... .  Little did I know. Our day started out when the transportation showed up.  Semuc is about 10 kilometers outside of Lanquin, along rough unpaved roads, so a 4-wheel drive is a must for getting there.  What kind of four wheel drive can ...

Smash It, Mate!, Lanquín, Guatemala travel blog

Smash It, Mate!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... little piece of paradise has a way of drawing you in and trapping you. It's easy to see why everyone we met throughout Guatemala recommended staying here. It's also easy to see how you can end up spending loads of money here. They operate a tab system so ...

As long as it doesn´t get caught in my hair, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

As long as it doesn´t get caught in my hair

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... just outside of town. From our hostel, we took a ride in a tuk-tuk (my first!) out to the entrance to the Lanquin caves. It´s a small 3-wheeled vehicle, a cross between a scooter, a motorcycle and a carriage that should be dragging behind a ...

Lanquin and Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Lanquin and Semuc Champey

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... , and speeding like no other. I was not suprised that they were able to shave 2 hours off that drive. The drive to Lanquin was phenomenal however. We gained quite a bit in elevation and the views were incredible. We decided after talking to some other ...

The real guatemalan experience cont..., Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

The real guatemalan experience cont...

A travel blog entry by mferri3

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... an experience. Coban is a big city--a lot bigger than i was expecting, but as we got there, we decided to go on directly to Lanquin, which is where we are now.  There is a lot of stuff to do around here, and the place we are staying is really ...

Languin - Samuc Champy, Languin - Samuc Champy, Guatemala travel blog

Languin - Samuc Champy

A travel blog entry by hasson.yossi

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Lakes, Caves, and Pools, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Lakes, Caves, and Pools

A travel blog entry by kyleandfran

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... have one last big feast before we set out for our next destination. At 6:45 am we leave for Flores in the North of Guatemala. We are in good spirits and in good health going into our fifth week in Guatemala. Hello to everyone and we still miss you. ...

A dangerous but fun day!, Lanquín, Guatemala travel blog

A dangerous but fun day!

A travel blog entry by nloon

Beautiful! What an amazing place! Spent the first half of the day engaged in some fairly risky activities where you definitely need to be aware of your own personal safety!The word "sketchy" was being thrown around quite a lot. After a 1 hour ride in the ...

Lanquin, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Lanquin

A travel blog entry by brooklyn85260

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candle caving, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

candle caving

A travel blog entry by sainty1

We took a tour to Semuc Champey where the limestone pools are and caves to explore. In typical Guatemalan stylee we all piled into the back of pickup truck and sped off. We all stopped to pick up lunch items. When Paul and I returned the pickup had ...

Idylic Hotel by a river in Lanquin, El Retiro, Lanquin, Coban, Guatemala travel blog

Idylic Hotel by a river in Lanquin

A travel blog entry by dan_gee

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Well here I am sat in the middle of nowhere in a gorgeous hotel called El Retiro in Lanquin near Coban in Guatemala on the internet. Nuts huh? well its really beautiful here, everythings green and jungle like the hotel's rooms are all like thatched cabins ...

¿Donde esta queso? Guatemala, Lanquín, Guatemala travel blog

¿Donde esta queso? Guatemala

A travel blog entry by rossmichael

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... speed bump every km or so for the entire length of it. Not having any issues at the border we then continued on into Guatemala with our destination being Flores. This is a nice little island located in lake Peten Itza, and is somewhere to stay if you are ...

Turquoise Pools + Buffet = Yay!, Lanquin guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Turquoise Pools + Buffet = Yay!

A travel blog entry by namaste32

We wandered into town early this morning to get some money, and then found out that there was no ATM in town. Oops. So, we had to change the few US dollars we had in order to pay for food and for our room tonight. After eating at a little comedor (again, ...

Stranded in Paradise, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Stranded in Paradise

A travel blog entry by jhenley87

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... As usual, there are a lot of great people here.  One guy rose his KTM dirtbike from Wisconsin, through Mexico, and into Guatemala.  Now THAT'S a ride!  So I got to talk bikes with him over dinner.  They must have overbooked or ...

The real guatemalan experience, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

The real guatemalan experience

A travel blog entry by mferri3

I have so much to write, and only 10 minutes to do so tonight, because our internet gets cut off at 10.  We started off the morning with breakfast at a cute cafe, and I tried to buy Tim some mayan hot sauce (to go with his marie sharps) but ...

Semuc Champey, Guatemala, Semuc Champey, Guatemala travel blog

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

A travel blog entry by globekiter

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Natural Wonder, Semuc Champey After a few days of relaxation on the beach I made my way to Semuc Champey in the center of Guatemala, close to the city of Coban. Sorry my excitement but WOW, WOW, WOW! Incredible! That place could easily be one of the ...

Back on the road again, eventually, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Back on the road again, eventually

A travel blog entry by garyjampot

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... park of Semuc Champey which is a naturally occurring series of waterfalls and rock pools, widely regarded as the most beautiful place in Guatemala. It was well guarded by soldiers with shot guns, as everything seems to be in the country, and on the way ...

The b-romance continues..., Chemuc Chempay, Guatemala travel blog

The b-romance continues...

A travel blog entry by interwebme

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So where as I? Right mountains etc etc. Since then we got stuck in Xela for two nights due to land slides. It wasn´t until I spoke to my Dad online I realised quite how bad they had been. Busses have literally been swept off the road and sadly many ...

Not much ado, but bumming, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Not much ado, but bumming

A travel blog entry by julesjb

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... on a ferry which was powered by 4 outboard motors positioned on each corner. Innovative engineering at its finest! When we arrived at Lanquin we had ourselves dropped off at the most popular hostel in the area called El Retiro and I have to say it is a ...

Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala travel blog

Semuc Champey

A travel blog entry by james511

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Lanquin is a tiny little village in the centre of Guatemala surrounded by beautiful green mountains and lots of waterfalls and caves and rivers and all sorts. Stayed in a great hostel that had a huge garden and a river at the bottom of it which ...

Flores to Semuc Champey, Lanquín, Guatemala travel blog

Flores to Semuc Champey

A travel blog entry by danfrerich

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After an 6 hr shuttle ride from Flores to Laquine, it was another 45 min ride up in the back of a pick up truck to the hostel at the entrance to Semuc Champey. Even though they only they had electricity from 6-10pm, and in theory internet (which never ...

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