Travel Blogs from Antigua, Guatemala

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Rockslide!, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Rockslide!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... our lane and half of the other. Rockslides are part and parcel of life in a volcanically and seismically active country like Guatemala. It was scary to think that there was no way anyone or anything could have survived if they were unfortunate to be ...

Guatemala 1, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala 1

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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Hola from Antigua, 4 days into my stay in Guatemala and I am close to say "I am staying here". My servas host picked me up in Guatemala city (and i was happy about this) and off we went to Antigua, a lovely old colonial town that used to be the capital ...

Now Thatīs Hot, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Now Thatīs Hot

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... a fairly new attraction in this area.  The most recent major erruption in 2000 sent smoke and ash all the way to Guatemala City.  The following eruption, in 2005, wasnīt nearly as strong, and flowed down the opposite side of the mountian, away ...

Something's Brewing, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Something's Brewing

A travel blog entry by thelees

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My overwhelming memory of Antigua will not be the high-speed chicken bus ride on the way there, not the quaint cobblestoned roads of this old capital city nor the huge colourful market with Mayan woven textiles. It will not be the huge number of ...

Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Guatemala

A travel blog entry by tinytraveller

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... Fidelity (Nick Hornby) that day which was very funny. So we had a real lazy Sunday, movie day. In our hotel in Antigua (Guatemala) there was a little girl, about five or six, who was always playing around in the courtyard and she had taken to coming ...

To Infinity and Beyond, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

To Infinity and Beyond

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... Antigua is strangely comforting in its familiarity, gringos and all. Over the last 5 months we worked our way north through Guatemala (with our new travel buddy, Manuela), up and down Mexico, briefly into Belize and then back into Guatemala.  We ...

Sarong? So right!, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Sarong? So right!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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6 months on we ask ourselves, where the heck has half a year gone? Time certainly flies when you're having fun!  Being the reflector that I am, my instinct is to reflect on the months gone by so here goes... To date we have visited 4 countries, ...

Antigua, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... day to explore Antigua.  In the morning, we went to check out the local soccer team -- part of the Premier league here in Guatemala.  Or, as it turns out, Premier B -- not quite the same.  There were about four or five hundred fans, and ...

Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... afternoon, checked in at posada ruiz 2, which only costing Q 30 ($4) for two. One thing we both noticed was that Guatemala is very cheap to travel, both transportation and hotels were much cheaper than Mexico. We walked about beautiful Antigua for a ...

We got robbed on Volcan Agua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

We got robbed on Volcan Agua

A travel blog entry by panf007

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... and my beloved camera. And let us go our way. We were both safe, but were in shock. After we arrived back in Antigua, we finally can talk about it and our hearts were still pounding. From this moment, I realized me and Juliette have experienced ...

Lago Atitlan and then Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Lago Atitlan and then Antigua

A travel blog entry by dolphintherapy

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... we were going to head to Panajachel to study Spanish there for a few weeks, but in a last minute decision we headed to Antigua instead. That was about a 5 hour journey on the chicken buses. When we got here we had no idea where we were going for ...

Volcan Pacaya, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Volcan Pacaya

A travel blog entry by ndowse

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Hi everyone This weekend we went to visit the active volcanoe in Antigua called Volcan Pacaya, 2,552 metres (8,372 feet). We did get very close to the lava and it was extrenely hot (obviously!!), quite a long way up and climbing on the volcanoe was ...

Chasing Volcanoes, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Chasing Volcanoes

A travel blog entry by diandkevworld

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... stuck in mounds of traffic and in a not so nice city...glad we opted to get straight out of there. Antigua is a real tourist hub in Guatemala, and you an see why. Flanked by volcano's, some periodically active, and mapped out by cobbled streets and ...

Relaxing in Antigua and Mens bellies, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Relaxing in Antigua and Mens bellies

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... to stop and relax for a few days too, after our crazy journey from the corn islands, through honduras, san salvador and into Guatemala! We did a bit of christmas shopping at the markets, ate street food, watched a procession of vans and bands on the ...

A Long Haul and Guatemala Begins, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

A Long Haul and Guatemala Begins

A travel blog entry by wabbey

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... (David Rafa Lynch, you are still 1 rumbler in the red), it was time to begin our epic journey through 4 countries to Antigua, Guatemala. First up was a brief bus trip into Managua, Nicaragua's capital. Our next bus was only scheduled to leave the ...

Searching for ATM's, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Searching for ATM's

A travel blog entry by mikeandnat

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... offer themselves for sacrifice to the gods. A great experience, and one I will recommend. The next day we crossed the border into Guatemala, so lets see, what do I know about the country, it produces coffee, and chocolate, I like these things, so I'll ...

volcan acatenago and slooow service, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

volcan acatenago and slooow service

A travel blog entry by eggiers

... don't have many options though. the main reason to do the hike is the amazing views of the other surrounding volcanoes, antigua, other towns and in particular of el volcan fuego which is the active volcano that is regularly spewing smoke and lava. ...

Spanish School, Volcan Pacaya, and Colonial Life, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Spanish School, Volcan Pacaya, and Colonial Life

A travel blog entry by our_oyster

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... volcanic vents. They roast in seconds!! For sure a highlight. While we were sad to leave Antigua and the friends we had made there we were excited about heading further west to see Lago de Atitlan and Quetzaltenango before our time in Guatemala was ...

Quaint little colonial town, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Quaint little colonial town

A travel blog entry by tipep

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... in addition to the tourists, there are ex-pats, foreigners here to learn spanish, middle-class Guatemalans looking to escape Guatemala City on wekends and of course the locals who are very laid back. It is very enjoyable to ...

Spiacate - The road of destruction Hwy #11, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Spiacate - The road of destruction Hwy #11

A travel blog entry by cmedancing

... this was not my day, and I'm ready to get the @$#% out of there. I decide to take the road back up towards Guatemala (CA-1) and head for Antigua, to have a second opinion on the gear box and smoke. The drive to Antigua was better but still very steep, ...

Our time here is coming to a close, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Our time here is coming to a close

A travel blog entry by incrediblelife

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... to complete shame. We might have the latest technological toys at home, but they can dance! Tomorrow morning we head to Guatemala City (Guate) to spend Christmas with our awesome friends Alex and Linely that we met in Rio Dulce. I am looking forward ...

Vacationing in Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Vacationing in Guatemala

A travel blog entry by jusnow

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... , an assortment of breads and fruits, and the most wonderful coffee.  Two hours later we were on the plane to Guatemala City.   We were met by a prearranged shuttle,  Arsoturs, who had been recommended by fellow cruisers and arrived at our ...

Shopping + Avocado's, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Shopping + Avocado's

A travel blog entry by pablo_salma

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... ice cream for dessert! Apart from shopping and eating avocado, not much to document about our time in Antigua. We've had such a beautiful time in Guatemala but are looking forward to relaxing on the beautiful bay islands in Honduras. Lots of love.  ...

Antigua, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by vincethepince

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... It will get hotter and more humid the further south we travel. We arranged for a shuttle bus to take us to Antigua which is about an hour out of Guatemala City. The road was interesting as it took us over a mountain pass and down into a valley. As we ...

Back in Antigua, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Back in Antigua

A travel blog entry by lucyt

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Hello...I'm back in Antigua, Guatemala! Had a great 10 days since I last wrote. We've done a lot more travelling this time, a few 9 hour days on a Mexican coach...wasn't too bad though as they have air con and films! At Cancun some more folks joined ...

Antigua, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

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... of my trip had to be visiting Volcan Pacaya.  It's a nice hike up which rewards you with a nice view towards Guatemala City with other volcanoes around, but then you have the lava and magma of Pacaya itself tumbling down the other side--there ...

Last week in Antigua!, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Last week in Antigua!

A travel blog entry by simonjames

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Hey guys, its been a while since the last update, but its been lots of fun. The school organised a trip to the famous Lago Atitlan and we had a good time swimming and spent the night. The next day I took a boat across to Santiago, which was really really ...

Bye Bye, Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Bye Bye

A travel blog entry by ndowse

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... the first stage of the trip completed! Its been great, the family have been lovely and I have met lots of nice people, Antigua is lovely and the house building very rewarding if not tiring! However maybe a little bit too comfortable and be nice to ...

Antigua, lets learn spanish and settle down., Antigua, Guatemala travel blog

Antigua, lets learn spanish and settle down.

A travel blog entry by tempesh

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... from the guy who sold us the tickets and he told us to give the money to the driver who will wait in Guatemala City for us to drive us to Antigua. We arrived at 6 am and after 2 hours of waiting we decided do get a taxi and drive by ourselfes to ...

Coffee, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala travel blog

Coffee

A travel blog entry by gscaldwell

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... volunteering lives here in Ciudad Vieja and the surrounding fields, documenting each step of the coffee process and more! Upon arriving in Antigua we learned that we had signed up to volunteer with As Green As It Gets, an NGO that created and now ...

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