Located in the jungles of Guatemala, the relatively remote Mayan Ruins of Tikal are impressive. I spent the better part of two days inside the grounds and still didn’t see everything. But from my time walking among the ruins I learned to further appreciate the Mayan Culture I’ve already grown to know from places like […]
Quetzaltenango or more commonly referred to by its simplified indigenous name Xela, is the second largest city in Guatemala. Most tourists don’t come here and even fewer take notice of the sunset. But the evening hours in Parque Central are reason enough to visit the city on a trip through Guatemala. One night I sat […]
I used the light from my camera, peeled off 100 Quetzales and handed it over. He told me, “cien por persona.” He must have thought we were together. We weren’t. She paid her hundred and he continued to collect from the six or eight other people joining us. It was too dark to get an […]
I planned for a full day in Guatemala City. It was a day designed to visit many places, but my first stop was to visit a specific museum. I wanted read a Mayan Codex. So before the visit to the central market or the impressive main plaza of the capital city, I headed to the […]
Scholars debate the rules and outcome of the Mayan ballgame. It’s one of the many Mayan mysteries that still exist today. But one thing we know for sure, a game was played and Mayan ball courts can be found at many of the ruin sites today. Plus, the tour guides love to talk about them […]
On the short walk around the island town of Flores visitors can easily find the stretch of cafes and bars with a view of the lake. In fact, one earlier evening I took dinner at Il Terrazzo and watched my first sunset on Lake Peten. But this afternoon, the search was for a place to […]
I grabbed a few bottles of the local beer Gallo, and a bag of crisps (potato chips) and headed back to my room. I decided to take in the sunset on the hotel rooftop. I selected the hotel when I learned about it’s rooftop and the stairs (no elevator) to the third floor were not a […]
In the countryside of Guatemala little variety exists in cuisine choice. The recent and long conflict that just ended in the 1990s (1960-1996) perhaps can be blamed for keeping travelers and other cultures away for years. So when I noticed a small Asian place in Flores, my curiosity peaked and I entered Sucia for a […]
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