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Antigua to Leon

Antigua to Leon

Posted from León, León Department, Nicaragua. The trip from Antigua to Leon was long and trying. You never know what’s going to happen when you book yourself on a 17-hour van ride across Central America, but this was our experience. The shuttle we booked through BigFoot Hostel for $55 was meant to collect us at our […]

travel through Guatemala

travel through Guatemala

Posted from Santa Rosa Department, Guatemala. The smell of smoke constantly lingers in the air. It follows you like a cloud and it’s not just because every tourist has taken up smoking again – packs are about two dollars. But as we drift these streets I’ve come to learn the difference between wood smoke and plastic […]

Antigua

Antigua

Posted from Warsaw, Sacatepéquez Department, Guatemala. The drive to Antigua from Lake Atitlan was like all travel through Guatemala – unpredictable. About 10 minutes after leaving San Pedro we hit a road block. Construction was occurring, and we were told it could be hours until traffic would be allowed to pass. Luckily, there was a guy […]

San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro La Laguna

Posted from San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá Department, Guatemala. Getting there The race to San Pedro la Laguna on Lake Atitlan was a thing onto itself. We were told the journey would take 10 hours, (plus the boat ride) but someone else told us to count on 14 hours. The issue was the boats stop […]

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey

Posted from Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala. Getting there I spent most of my birthday in a van. We left Flores for Lanquin, the village near Semuc Chempey, at 8 a.m. The thing we’re learning about driving through Guatemala is it takes nearly forever to go anywhere. Through almost all cities, villages, and bizarre places there […]

Flores – the gateway to Tikal

Flores – the gateway to Tikal

Posted from Tikal, Petén Department, Guatemala. Everyone said Flores was special. The old part of town is an ancient city on an island, in the middle of a lake, just across the border from Belize. If you ever find yourself in Guatemala and happen across Flores, do not miss the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. The […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]