Category Archives: Guatemala

Guatemala and its connection with Ironbridge (Shropshire).

 “During the reign of Queen Victoria Britain emerged as the most powerful trading nation in the world…” Paul Atterbury. British History In Depth. Salamá: The town itself is known for its ornate church (complete with grisly depiction of Jesus), bustling Sunday … Continue reading

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What’s the alternative?

‪”If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” – Paulo Coelho. Traveller Tip: An alternative route to Salamá, and onto Coban, for Semuc Champey and/or Flores: For most travellers the main route from Panajachel to Coban is via … Continue reading

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The Art of Noise.

“No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark”. ― Nathaniel Macon. In Central America there is no etiquette when it comes to noise, and noise levels; anything goes. In most public places, music or advertising can … Continue reading

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San Juan La Laguna.

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two”. Geoffrey Willans, English author and journalist. I was, generally speaking, never the brightest of pupils at school. And when it came to Mathematics and English, an even greater … Continue reading

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Jabel Tinamit.

“Be genuinely interested in everyone you meet and everyone you meet will be genuinely interested in you”. Rasheed Ogunlaru. One week on from my arrival in Panajachel, and the start of my Spanish classes: We have a new addition to … Continue reading

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Feliz Año Nuevo.

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey. Firstly, Happy New Year or, as they say here in Latin America, “Feliz Año Nuevo”. 2016 was another (equally) incredible and surprising year, as well … Continue reading

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The Chez Daniel Loop – Part Two.

Nebaj to Huehuetenango: Mostly a stopping off point for more interesting places, Huehue (way-way) offers few charms of its own, but I loved it for its true Guatemalan character. There are enough eating and sleeping options here to keep most … Continue reading

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The Chez Daniel Loop – Part One.

The Chez Daniel Loop. A circuit of western Guatemala – as suggested by Daniel, the owner of B&B Chez Daniel in Antigua.    Antigua to Chichicastenango: Surrounded by valleys, with nearby mountains looming overhead, Chichicastenango seems isolated in time and space … Continue reading

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“Guatemala’s tourism showpiece, Antigua, remains far more than a tourist attraction. A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, it’s the country’s one must-visit destination.” A former capital (the seat of government was relocated to Guatemala City … Continue reading

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What on earth is mankind doing?

Underneath that seething mass of plastic bottles runs a small stream. The sign in the background reads: “Recycling is not an obligation it is a responsibility for me, for you and for the future.” Edited with BlogPad Pro

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