It Is Not A Hill

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6th Oct. 2016 We are excited about today as we are off to Tikal to see the Mayan ruins. Four years ago we were in Mexico visiting Chichen Itza and learned a lot about the history from a local guide. …

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Achievement Unlocked

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5th Oct. 2016 Today, we transfer up to Flores in the north of Guatemala ready for our visit to Tikal tomorrow. However, our flight isn’t until 7:15pm and so we have until the middle of the afternoon to finish off …

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A Volcanic Walk

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4th Oct. 2016 In order to catch the best of the day before the clouds and rain set in we have opted for the 6am tour to see Pacaya Volcano up close. Dave was worried about his early morning coffee …

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No, That’s The Cathedral

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3rd Oct. 2016 We had a bit of a shock when we arrived in Antigua because the Parque Central, just a block from our hotel, was absolutely heaving with people so limiting the photographs that we wanted to take. With …

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Sensory Overload

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2nd Oct. 2016 The weather is always best early morning, so we head out for photos as the town is waking. (I jib at a 5:30 start for sunrise so we make it up about an hour later). Even the …

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Boaty McBoatface*

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1st Oct. 2016 It is all very informal. We have no receipt or ticket for today’s boat trip. Last night, we handed over Q300 to the receptionist at the hotel expecting both tickets and some Q20 in change but got …

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Running The Gauntlet

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30th Sept. 2016 We are excited today about moving on to Lago Atitlán as we have heard it is very pretty and it will also be a change from city life. Our pickup is at 9:30am and we are ready …

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All Part Of The Plan

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29th Sept. 2016 Often, when we arrive in a new town then there is a bit of head-scratching and consulting Lonely Planet to work out what we should be going to see and what our itinerary should be. This time, …

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Hasta Luego Mexico, Hola Guatemala

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28th Sept 2016   This could be a short post (yippee say at least one of our avid readers!) of, ‘we sat being transported from San Cristobal des les Casas in Mexico to Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and watched the amazing …

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