Learning Spanish in Xela (Quetzaltenango)

Xela (Quetzaltenango – second biggest city in Guatemala) Getting to Xela is not an easy task, especially if you want to avoid going through Guatemala City – the biggest city in GT and not a friendly place for foreigners. If you look on the map, you’ll see why Xela is skipped by many – it’s off…

Semuc Champey – hard to get to, but worth the effort

6 hours of a van ride from Flores down south and then a 2 very bumpy hours east and we finaly got to Lanquin which is still not our final destination. It’s a small town in the guatemalan mountains of Alta Verapaz. For travelers it has an important meaning of being a base or last…

El Mirador – mystic jungle and the ancient Maya world

After finally getting to Flores, we focused on finding as much information as possible about the El Mirador trek. Lots of agencies can organise that for you, but we always want to avoid third party involvement and support the most needing and honest people in the community. Our effort paid off when we’ve finally found…

Belize to Guatemala

Traveling always requires constant decisions on where to go next, which way is better, what fits in the budget, where is more safe, more interesting, faster or whatever else is important to you. There is usualy not only one good way and there are always some “ifs” left without an answer. That was the case…

Belizean essence

From the moment we stepped into the Belizean chicken bus till the last boat ride from Punta Gorda to Guatemalan Puerto Barrios, we were carried by rastafarian flow of music. Belize biggest ethnic group is Garifuna people which are the islanders/african decendents of slave workers of british colonialists. Everyone seems veeery relaxed, the aroma of…

Belize north

And we’re in Belize right now! Finally a little bit of carribbean vibes over here. We finally start to feel that we are traveling. Next stop – Corozal – to get a local sim and some belizean dollars. It took us a little bit longer than expected. There are only two cellular companies in this…

Leaving Mexico

Next stop after a relaxed time in Tulum – Bacalar, which lies just next to a beautiful lake-like lagoon, once famous for pirates (they’ve even built a fort there to protect the town). We were excited to test out our camping stuff for the first time as well! Unfortunately we couldn’t go on the water…

Tulum Sunday – fun day

We arrived to Tulum from Playa del Carmen with a quick local bus (colectivo) ride. After checking in the hostel and making a bit of research for our next steps of traveling we agreed that it’s time for the first stroll through the streets of a once ancient Maya metropolis and now a hippy tourist…

Cool kids of the reef

The amount of work and time we’ve spent on finding a good scuba center paid off completely. It was a lot of fun, but hard work as well. We finished the certification with not only PADI cards, but with new experiences, friends and people met from all over the world. New experiences – it’s a…

Cozumel drive and dive

Our first days on Cozumel were focused on finding the best diving school for us to make an Open Water Diving course. Most of the people seem to just take the first offer or closest school and case closed. But not us. We like to make things harder especially when we’re planning on spending bigger…

Mexico – Long-haul and first friends

So we finally got here. It took us a 3 hours train ride (very comfortable with the polish premium intercity “Pendolino”), 2 hours of flight to Cologne (with Wizzair), nightover in Cologne with short sightseeing and almost 12 hours flight from Cologne to Cancun which was delayed 3 hours (Eurowings operated by TUIfly, an old…