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…