Exploring the Ancient City of Tikal

We stayed two nights in Flores, Guatemala with the sole purpose of visiting Tikal, Guatemala’s most famous Mayan site. We arrived in the early evening after a long shuttle ride from Lanquin (Semuc Champey) to the tiny island of Flores – connected by a small bridge to the larger town of Santa Elena. We checked into our hostel and went out to catch the sunset over the lake and grab dinner. Continue reading

Back on the Beaten Path (Antigua)

Three chicken buses and eight hours after we left Juayua, El Salvador we arrived in Antigua, Guatemala. That evening we met up with a friend, Allegra, who had recently flown from Vancouver to Mexico and was travelling south. We had a dinner and a few drinks and caught up on everything we had been missing in Vancouver the past few months. Somehow over five months has gone by since we left Vancouver! Continue reading